Photo of Brussels’ bombing suspects released; third bomb defused at airport

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BRUSSELS, Belgium -Three explosions that ripped through the Belgian capital of Brussels on Tuesday killed at least 31 people and wounded about 170 more, according to Belgian media.

On Tuesday morning, officials said that dozens died in a bombing at the Maelbeek metro station and at least 10 others were killed by two bombs at Brussels’ international airport.

The airport’s CEO told the Associated Press that the bombs were in the airport’s departure hall, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens of others.

However, the damage could have been worse.

An airport spokeswoman told the AP that a third bomb was found and was neutralized. A regional governor says there are “more than 10 deaths” at the airport and at least 20 killed at  the subway station.

The U.S. military says one American service member and his family were injured in the Brussels attacks.

Also, Mormon church officials say three missionaries from Utah were seriously injured in the airport attack and have been hospitalized.

Belgian authorities confirmed to NBC News that a photo of three men at the airport shows the suspects in the bombings.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The statement posted by the Amaq Agency said Islamic State fighters carried out the bombings with “explosive belts and devices.” It also claims the suspects “opened fire” before detonating their bombs at the airport.

U.S. intelligence officials say they are looking into claims that the attacks were carried out by militants who were part of the same network that conducted the Paris attacks.

One U.S. official told NBC News that analysts believe the plot was already in motion, but may have been sped up after authorities arrested suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam, who has information about the network’s activities in Europe.

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