Christian leaders have been speaking of their sorrow over Tuesday's triple bombing attack on Belgium.
Two bombs went off at Brussels' Zaventum airport at 08:00 local time and another on a metro train at around 09:11, killing at least 34 people. The airport has been closed and the city has gone into lockdown following the explosions. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which come just days after the arrest of Paris terror attack suspect Salah Abdeslam in Brussels.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel described the attacks as a "black moment" for his country while French President Francois Hollande responded with a statement in which he spoke of a "global threat which necessitates a global response".
Flags are flying at half mast at the European Commission, close to where the explosion occurred on the metro train.
Christian leaders have shared in the horror over this latest terrorist attack to hit the European continent. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was among those offering condolences on Twitter.
"Deeply shocked by cruel attacks in Brussels. This Holy Week let us pray for the victims, for peace and for true service to our loving God," he tweeted.
Other Christian leaders have expressed their solidarity with the people of Belgium.
May the love, peace & power of Christ be near to all of those affected by these tragic attacks in #Brussels! We are grieving with you!— Brian Wurzell (@brianwurzell) March 22, 2016
Brussels is under attack. My heart breaks for Belgium &the victims. We must pray &think proactively about countering Jihad. #PrayForBrussels— Nabeel Qureshi (@NAQureshi) March 22, 2016
Praying for the people of Brussels today after brutal terror attack. May God preserve life.— Albert Mohler (@albertmohler) March 22, 2016
The evil destruction of human lives through the #BelgiumAttack is beyond words. Leaders in the world, lead to bring an end to these attacks.— Ronnie Floyd (@ronniefloyd) March 22, 2016