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Bozar Museum in Brussels Reopens in Wake of Terrorist Attacks

Brussel’s Center for Fine Arts has reopened today following Tuesday’s terror attacks. ISIS claimed responsibility for three explosions that occurred early Tuesday morning—two at Brussel’s international airport and one at a subway station near the European Union's headquarters—which killed at least thirty-four people and left another 230 people wounded.

According to Time, Belgian police sources have named two of the suicide bombers on a public broadcaster. The suspects, brothers Khalid and Brahim El Bakraoui, have criminal records, but had no known links to terrorism. Police are currently hunting a third man who was seen with the brothers at the airport before the explosions. Belgian newspaper DH identified the man as Najim Laachraoui who supposedly has been linked to the Paris attacks in November.

In a statement, the museum said that its governing board has decided to reopen the museum today and that strict security measures will be in place. Its website reads “Bozar, as an arts center that is open to everyone, attaches great importance to its fundamental values. That’s why we are open since this morning. A big welcome!”

The museum also announced on Twitter that it would fly its flags at half mast “as a mark of respect for the victims and their families.”

Brussels held a minute of silence at noon today for the victims of the attacks and the city remains on the highest security alert.

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