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Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks


Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks

Abstract: 

In the aftermath of the March 22, 2016 attacks in Brussels, Belgium, START compiled the following statistics from the Global Terrorism Database. Early reports on the Brussels attacks indicate that the perpetrators executed a series of coordinated attacks targeting an airport and a subway station with explosives. Two of the attacks were reportedly carried out by suicide bombers. More than 30 people were killed, and more than 200 people were injured across both locations. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Publication Information

Full Citation: 

Miller, Erin. 2016. "Terrorism in Belgium and Western Europe; Attacks against Transportation Targets; Coordinated Terrorist Attacks." Background Report, START. College Park. March. http://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_BelgiumTransportationCoordinatedAttacks_BackgroundReport_March2016.pdf

START Author(s): 
Erin Miller
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