Najib: Brussels attacks reminder to fight extremism


KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Razak said he was shocked and appalled by the bomb attacks today in the Belgian capital of Brussels that claimed at least 34 lives.

He said the attacks were a reminder of the need for countries to unite and counter the threats posed by extremism.

“The thoughts and prayers of all Malaysians are with the victims and their families,” he said in his Facebook and Twitter accounts tonight.

The Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said Malaysia vehemently condemned the bombings.

Belgian media reported that two explosions occurred at the Brussels Airport departure hall and one at a metro subway station.

Wisma Putra said no Malaysians were injured in the bomb blasts.

The Malaysian Embassy in Brussels will continue to monitor the situation.