President John Mahama has condemned attacks in the Belgian capital, Brussels, describing it as cowardly attack on innocent lives.
The President in a tweet called on Ghanaians to stand resolute in solidarity with Belgians following this act of terror.
“Suicide bombing in Brussels. Another cowardly attack on innocent civilians. We stand in solidarity with Belgium. We would not be intimidated.”
Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport this morning and another explosion struck the Maelbeek metro station an hour later.
At least 31 people were killed and many seriously injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station.
Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport at 07:00 GMT, killing 11 and injuring 81, Belgium’s health minister said. Another explosion struck Maelbeek metro station an hour later. 20 people were killed, Brussels mayor Yvan Mayeur said.
Belgium has now raised its terrorism threat to its highest level. The attacks come four days after Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive in the Paris attacks, was seized in Brussels.
Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel called the latest attacks “blind, violent and cowardly”, adding: “This is a day of tragedy, a black day… I would like to call on everyone to show calmness and solidarity”.
European Council president Donald Tusk said: “These attacks mark another low by the terrorists in the service of hatred and violence.” The airport and the entire public transport system in Brussels are closed.