David Cameron to chair Cobra in wake of Brussels blasts

Belgium's national terror alert raised to its highest level following attacks

By Dods Group

22 Mar 2016

David Cameron has pledged unconditional assistance to Belgium as he expressed his “shock and concern” at a suspected terror attack in Brussels.

More than ten people are feared dead following two blasts early on Tuesday in a suspected suicide attack at the capital’s airport, news agencies have reported.

The airport has been closed, as has the subway following reports of further explosions at metro stations, with the national terror alert raised to its highest level.

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Cameron pledged UK assistance following the tragedy, which comes months after a terrorist massacre in Paris. Cameron confirmed he would chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee later this morning to discuss the UK's response to the news.

Cobra meetings usually take place in the Cabinet Office buildings in Whitehall, and bring together key ministers and officials to coordinate the response of government departments and agencies to national or international crises.

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