3 Missionaries Injured in Belgium Terrorist Attacks

*Since this story was originally published, the Mormon Newsroom posted an update that four, not three missionaries were injured in the explosion. Sister Fanny Rachel Clain, though beyond airport security, was also injured in the bombing.

According to Mormon Newsroom, three LDS missionaries were injured in Tuesday's explosion at the Brussels airport. The missionaries, Elder Richard Norby (66) of Lehi, Utah; Elder Joseph Empey (20) of Santa Clara, Utah; and Elder Mason Wells (19) of Sandy, Utah were serving in the Paris, France mission and were accompanying a fourth missionary, Sister Fanny Rachel Clain (20) of Montélimar, France, leaving for an assignment in Ohio. 

Sister Clain already passed through airport security when the explosion went off in the departures section of the airport, seriously injuring the remaining three missionaries. While the extent of their injuries has not been confirmed, the families of these missionaries have been notified. Elder Wells, Elder Norby, and Elder Empey are currently receiving treatment for their injuries at a local hospital, according to mission President Frederic J. Babin.

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Elder Joseph Empey (20). Image from Mormon Newsroom.

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Elder Mason Wells (19). Image from Mormon Newsroom.

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Elder Richard Norby (66). Image from Mormon Newsroom.

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Sister Fanny Rachel Clain (20). Image from Mormon Newsroom.

Three coordinated explosions in Brussels, Belgium, killed at least 34 and injured another 170, according to CNN.

The first two explosions occurred at the Brussels Airport departure area just before 8 a.m., killing at least 14. At least one of those explosions was caused by a suicide attack, according to the New York Times.

The next attack occurred about an hour later at the Maelbeek subway station, killing at least 20 people.

Although there has been no official claim as to who planned the attacks, many ISIS supporters celebrated these deadly terror attacks publicly on social media, according to CNN.

Lead image from CNN.
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