Belgian flag to light up Eiffel Tower after Brussels attacks

At Least 28 Dead, 130 Injured In Belgium Explosions
At Least 28 Dead, 130 Injured In Belgium Explosions

PARIS (Reuters) -- The Eiffel Tower is to be lit up in Belgian colors on Tuesday evening as a symbol of support in Paris for the people of Brussels after twin attacks there killed at least 26.

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The attacks took the form of explosions at Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital earlier on Tuesday, triggering security alerts across western Europe and bringing some cross-border transport to a halt.

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They were a strong reminder to Parisians of the Nov. 13 Islamist militant attacks in Paris where 130 people died, and came four days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in those assaults.

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