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Ridgefield Businessman Injured In Terror Attacks In Brussels

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — An executive from Ridgefield who was traveling for business was injured in Tuesday's terrorist bombing in Brussels, Belgium, according to the Ridgefield Press.

The man, whose identity was not released, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Press said.

At least 30 people were killed and more than 200 injured after terrorists detonated bombs at the airport in Brussels and in the city's subway system. The Islamic State In Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The bombings came days after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the main fugitive from the deadly Paris terror attack in November. He was captured in a Brussels suburb.

"Stopping terrorism has to be about finding the people who planning attacks before they carry them out and not afterward," U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy told the Daily Voice during a Stamford visit.

"It's important to bring these people to justice, but effective anti-terrorism activity is about rooting out these cells when they are in the planning stages. Clearly, there are some big holes in Belgium, Brussels, and potentially Europe at-large when it come to identifying these cells and stopping these attacks before they happen."

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