Egypt warns Egyptian expats to be cautious after Brussels attacks
Rescue workers treat victims outside the Maelbeek metro station after a blast, in Brussels, Belgium, in this image taken from a March 22, 2016 video - REUTERS

CAIRO: Egypt’s Foreign ministry warned Egyptians expatriates in Brussels to be cautious following a series of terror attacks targeted Belgian Airport and Metro Station, and claimed lives of more than 30 people and injured others, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid in a statement Tuesday.

Egypt advised its citizens to stay away any mass assemblies, airport or metro stations unless in emergency cases, the statement said, calling on expatriates to call the Egyptian embassy and consulates for any needed help.

The Brussels Airport and metro station were targeted Tuesday by four explosions, killing 34 people (20 at metro station, and 14 in the airport), Reuters reported; France closed its border with Belgium while all flights to Brussels were canceled and metro movements were suspended.

Egypt’s Presidency, Foreign Ministry, religious institutions of al-Azhar and Dar al Iftaa condemned the attacks, expressed condolences to the Belgian people and government for their losses.

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