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Shares around Europe have remained resilient despite an initial fall following today (Tuesday)'s terrorist attacks in Brussels.

There were two explosions at Brussels Zaventem airport in the departure hall before 8am local time, with another blast in the city's Metro system around an hour later.

At least 31 people were killed and around 100 more injured. Belgium's health minister said the airport bombs, believed to be carried out by a sole suicide bomber, killed 11 people and injured 81 more. Brussels' mayor then confirmed that a further 20 people were killed in the attack at the Maelbeek Metro station, which is just a few hundred metres away from the European Union's political and institutional base.

Despite falling initially, stock markets in Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Madrid and Zurich all remained resilient, falling no more than 0.7%.

Belgium has raised its terror threat level to its maximum, and three days of national mourning have been declared.

The blasts come just four days after the main suspect in the Paris attack Salah Abdeslam was arrested in Belgium.

All public transport in Brussels has been closed. There were two flights scheduled to leave the airport for the UK this morning, one to East Midlands airport and one to Heathrow - both left as scheduled prior to the explosions.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting of the government's emergency committee COBRA today and he said the UK would do what it can to help Belgium.