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Confirmed: U.S. Air Force Officer, Family Members Injured in Brussels Attack


"We are aware of one U.S. service member and his family who were caught up in this tragedy."

The double suicide bombings on March 22 at the Brussels airport and on the subway claimed the lives of 32 victims. In this photo, the glass front of the departure hall at Zaventem Bruxelles International Airport is seen blown out. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

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.

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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