WASHINGTON – A dozen Americans were wounded in the Brussels attacks and “a number” remain unaccounted for including US government employees, the State Department said Wednesday.
No Americans were immediately known to have been among the 31 killed in Tuesday’s bomb blasts at Brussels airport and a metro train, but State deputy spokesman Mark Toner cautioned the situation remained very fluid and there were growing fears about those who had not been heard from.
Three Mormon missionaries from the United States and a US Air Force member were reported among the 270 people wounded. “At this time we are aware of approximately a dozen US citizens injured in the attacks,” Toner said, adding: “We are not aware of any US citizen deaths.”
“We must emphasize that a number of US citizens remain unaccounted for and the Kingdom of Belgium has not yet released nationality information for reported fatalities.”