ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels terror attacks

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday that killed at least 30 people and injured some 230 others.

It’s not exactly surprising.

The Brussels attacks immediately call to mind the terror attacks perpetrated by ISIS in Paris in November of 2015 in their impact and methodology.

Both attacks appear to have been carefully coordinated and carried out and the tactics seem similar – involving multiple attacks, geographically spread out over the course of several hours. Both apparently involved at least one suicide bomber.

In Paris, the attackers targeted a major soccer match, crowded restaurant district, and packed concert venue, whereas in Brussels they set off two explosions at the airport and at least one in a subway car. In both cases, the objective appeared to have been to target concentrated areas to cause as many civilian casualties as possible.

What’s more, the attackers who carried out the Paris attacks had direct ties to Belgium and one of the plotters in those attacks, Salah Abdeslam, was recently captured in Brussels.

[AP | photo: Getty]