At least one of the two Brussels Airport terrorist attacks was carried out by a suicide bomber, Belgian Federal Prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said in a press briefing on Tuesday.
"There were two explosions at a departure hall in Zaventem this morning. One was possibly arranged by a suicide bomber," Leeuw said as media reports emerged of up to 28 deaths.
Leeuw said a third explosion at the Malbeek subway station in central Brussels occurred half an hour after the initial blast.
Update: Brussels attack: 36 dead & more than 70 injured. pic.twitter.com/tdQ183ibHG— Sa'ka (@BTelawy) March 22, 2016
The European Parliament has increased security after the explosions in a Brussels airport and metro, the parliament's spokesman said Tuesday.
The blasts in Brussels come just days after Salah Abdeslam, the mastermind behind the November Paris Attacks, was arrested in Belgium.