UPDATE 3:06 p.m. EDT--Two British nationals were among those injured in Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, the Foreign Office has said, according to a tweet. The explosions, which occurred at a Brussels airport and metro station, have claimed the lives of at least 31 people and have injured dozens more.
UPDATE 2:40 p.m. EDT--Officials have revealed that at least nine Americans were wounded in deadly explosions that ripped through Brussels Tuesday, Fox News reported. Among those injured are an unnamed U.S. service member and five of his relatives, some in critical condition, a defense official told Fox News.
Four missionaries, which included three men from Utah and one woman from France, were also seriously injured in the airport blast, Mormon church officials said.
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UPDATE 1:53 p.m. EDT-- Brazilian-born Sebastien Bellin, a former Belgium international basketball player, was among those injured in Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, according to Marca, a Spanish sports news outlet.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m. EDT -- A U.S. service member and his family were injured in the Brussels attacks, a U.S. military spokesperson said in an Associated Press report. The U.S. European Command said it is continuing to confirm the safety of U.S. military personnel and families in the region, including those who might be there on vacation or official travel.
Information is slowly emerging about the victims of the explosions that tore through Brussels Tuesday morning. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more wounded in two blasts, which were said to be suicide bombs, at the Brussels airport and a local metro station. Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the seat of the European Union government, and the alleged plotter of the November Paris terror attacks was caught in a Brussels neighborhood just last week.
While the victims of Tuesday's attacks were yet to be identified by name as of evening local time, coffee giant Starbucks said one of its employees was among the wounded, according to a statement.
"Amidst reports of attacks targeting Brussels' airport and at a metro station, initial indications are that an explosion took place outside of a [Starbucks] store within the airport," the statement reads. "While one partner [employee] was injured, we can confirm that all our partners have been accounted for and are safe. This store and all other Starbucks stores in Brussels will remain closed until further notice."
— Streets of Brussels (@Brusselspics) March 22, 2016
Three Mormon missionaries were also wounded in the explosion at the Brussels airport, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported. The missionaries, all from Utah, included a 66-year-old, a 20-year-old and a 19-year-old who had been serving in Paris.
“Our prayers are with the families of the deceased and injured, including three of our missionaries who were injured and hospitalized,” the First Presidency of the church in Salt Lake City said in a statement to the press. “We also pray for the people of Belgium and France as they continue to deal with the uncertainty and devastation caused by the recent terrorist attacks.”
London Mayor Boris Johnson indicated that there might have been one British national hurt in the airport attack.
“It looks as though there may be one U.K. casualty, as I’m sure you are aware, though the details of that are very sketchy,” said Johnson, Metro reported.
The terrorist group the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in the Belgian capital in a post to the group’s Amaq news agency.