Kerry headed to Brussels to convey condolences

Secretary of State also scheduled to meet with Belgian, EU officials

Kerry headed to Brussels to convey condolences

World Bulletin / News Desk

Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Brussels later this week to personally convey condolences for victims of a terror attack in Brussels, the State Department said Wednesday.

During his trip Friday, Kerry will also meet with Belgian and European Union officials and reiterate support for the investigation into the attacks, according to a written statement.

The visit was announced one day after at least 31 victims were killed and more than 100 others were injured in multiple explosions in Brussels – just four days after a counterterrorism raid in the same city led to the capture of the remaining prime suspect in attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people.

A State Department spokesman said Wednesday that approximately one dozen U.S. citizens were injured in Brussels but would not confirm the deaths of any Americans.

He also said the latest U.S. travel alert for its citizens in Europe reflected the U.S.’s assessment that terrorist groups continued "to plan near term attacks throughout Europe".

The U.S., however, did not have knowledge of a specific threat to any city in Europe, he stressed.

Kerry will be arriving in Brussels from Moscow where he is expected to discuss a range of bilateral and regional security issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials.

Last Mod: 24 Mart 2016, 09:36
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