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US confirms two Americans killed in Belgium attacks, Kerry visits Brussels

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By Euronews
US confirms two Americans killed in Belgium attacks, Kerry visits Brussels

<p>Two Americans were killed in Tuesday’s bombings in Brussels, a senior US official said on Friday.</p> <p>The official did not offer specifics on where the Americans died, saying only that two had been confirmed killed.</p> <p>Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Belgian capital to offer American support and condolences.</p> <p>The attacks at Brussels airport and a metro station, which killed at least 31 people, have been claimed by the Islamic State militant group (<span class="caps">ISIL</span>).</p> <p>At a joint news conference with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, Kerry said: “We will not be intimidated. We will not be deterred, and we will come back with greater resolve, with greater strength and we will not rest until we have eliminated your (<span class="caps">ISIL</span>’s) nihilistic beliefs and cowardice from the face of this Earth.”</p> <p>Michel extended his sympathies “to all the American victims of these tragic events,” adding that Kerry’s presence in Brussels “is a significant sign of the friendship between US and Belgium.”</p>