Tags: americans | killed | brussels | nyc | dutch

Americans Killed in Brussels: US Officials Say 2 Dead, but No IDs Offered

Image: Americans Killed in Brussels: US Officials Say 2 Dead, but No IDs Offered

Candles in Belgian national colors outside Maalbeek subway station. (REUTERS/Vincent Kessler)

By    |   Friday, 25 Mar 2016 10:12 AM

At least two Americans were believed killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, officials confirmed, and some news organizations have also identified two Dutch siblings Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski of New York City as victims.

A U.S. official confirmed Friday that at least two Americans were killed in the terrorist attacks that struck Brussels earlier this week, resulting in 31 deaths and hundreds of injuries, The Associated Press reported. No other details on the identities of the U.S. victims were released.

Americans Stephanie and Justin Shults remained among the missing on Friday morning. The couple, both accountants, were at the airport to bid farewell to Stephanie Shults' mother, Carolyn Moore, who was returning in the U.S. after a visit, NBC News reported.

Justin is originally from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Stephanie is from Lexington, Kentucky, the network noted.

There had been confusion about the couple’s status earlier in the week, when they had been reported to be found and then that information was said to be incorrect.

Americans injured in the attacks included three missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a U.S. Air Force airman and four members of his family, Fox News reported.

Two Dutch citizens who had been living in New York City for some time were also killed in the blasts. The siblings had been on the phone from Brussels with their mother, who heard the explosion before the call was disconnected, CBS News reported. They were initially reported among those missing.

“We are grateful to have closure on this tragic situation, and are thankful for the thoughts and prayers from all. The family is in the process of making arrangements,” the family told CBS News.

It's not clear whether the Dutch siblings who had been living in the U.S. are the two "Americans" officials say were killed.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Brussels on Friday, while traveling back to Washington after talks in Moscow, Reuters reported. He met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and offered U.S. assistance in investigating the attacks.

"The United States is praying and grieving with you for the loved ones of those cruelly taken from us, including Americans, and for the many who were injured in these despicable attacks," Kerry said. "The United States stands firmly with Belgium and with the nations of Europe in the face of this tragedy.”

Kerry said ISIS is attacking outside of the Middle East because “its fantasy of a caliphate is collapsing before their eyes; it's territory is shrinking. Its leaders are decimated. Its revenue sources are dwindling, and its fighters are fleeing,” The Associated Press reported.

Related Stories:

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
At least two Americans were believed killed in Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, officials confirmed, and some news organizations have also identified two Dutch siblings Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski of New York City as victims.
americans, killed, brussels, nyc, dutch
460
2016-12-25
Friday, 25 Mar 2016 10:12 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved