A U.S. Air Force military officer and family are included among the nearly 200 people injured in Tuesday's Brussels terror attack, according to the Associated Press.
"We are aware of one U.S. service member and his family who were caught up in this tragedy," EUCOM said in a statement Tuesday afternoon, adding that it is not releasing their names or the status of their injuries due to privacy concerns."
One official, however, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed to the AP that the service member involved in one of the attacks serves as an Air Force lieutenant colonel.
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It was not clear how many family members the officer was with or how many of them were hurt. The nature of the family's trip to Europe was also not immediately clear.
"U.S. European Command continues to closely monitor the situation in Brussels," EUCOM added. "Our sincere condolences go out to the victims and families of those impacted by today's horrific attacks in Brussels."
As TheBlaze reported earlier, the military officer, family members and at least three American Mormon missionaries were injured in the attacks that left at least 31 people dead and dozens more injured.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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