Bomb belt and Kalashnikov rifle found after Brussel blasts

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Injured people are seen at the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016.

Injured people are seen at the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016.

See our coverage on the blasts here.

BRUSSELS - Belgian police have found a discarded bomb belt and a Kalashnikov assault rifle at Brussels airport Belgian broadcasters reported.

Belgian private broadcaster VTM said that the country’s bomb squad was also checking a suspect package at the University of Brussels.

Belgian public broadcaster VRT also reported that the Kalashnikov assault rifle was found next to a dead attacker at Brussels
Airport.

The death toll in the twin attacks on Tuesday at the Belgian capital&39;s main airport and a metro station has risen to 34 with more than 130 wounded.

The blasts occurred just days after the arrest in Brussels of a suspected participant in November militant attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

Meanwhile, AFP reported that Brussels airport would be closed until further notice.

Its reports were based on a report by Eurocontrol, the European organisation for air navigation safety who posted this report on its website Tuesday following twin explosions.

Travel into and out of Brussels has been severely affected. People trying to get to Belgium have been caught in the chaos.