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Did Brussels Attack Target American Tourists?

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | March 24, 2016

Did Brussels Attack Target American Tourists?

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With at least four United States citizens still missing and almost a dozen more injured during the bombings in Brussels Tuesday, at least one lawmaker has suggested that Americans at the airport were possibly targeted.

According to, Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and California Representative Devin Nunes suggested that terrorists who orchestrated and carried out the bombing at Brussels Airport may have been targeting citizens from the United States and their allies.

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Nunes released a statement to, saying, “I am worried that this was indeed some type of attack on Americans — not just Americans, clearly it is our allies too. I think it is possible that it was a proxy... The locations to me clearly were where Americans would be.”

While Nunes went on to make it clear that there is no concrete evidence yet to back up his claims, he described his concept as his own assessment based on the fact that the attacks occurred near the counters for American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

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In addition, the bombing at the Maelbeek subway station was in close proximity to the American, Turkish, British and other major embassies, as well as the United Nations information center, the Council of the European Union and the International Press Centre.


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