Brussels, March 23: Belgium will respond to the threat it faces “firmly, calmly and with dignity,” King Philippe said in a televised address on Tuesday evening in the wake of the Brussels terror attacks. “Our country is in the mourning,” Xinhua quoted the king as saying in a short speech broadcast at 19:00 local time (18:00 GMT). Also Read - Delhi 'ISIS' Operative Arrest: 'Explosives Found in Raid at Suspect's Home', Says Police

Describing the attacks as “cowardly and odious,” King Philippe said he and his wife Mathilde shared their sorrow with those who have lost a loved one or who were injured. He praised the work of the emergency services and gave thanks to “all those who spontaneously offered help.” King Philippe concluded: “Faced with this threat, we will continue to respond firmly, calmly and with dignity. Let us remain confident in ourselves. This confidence is our strength.” Also Read - ‘Intended to Carry Out Attack Around August 15’: Delhi Police on ISIS ‘Terrorist’ Arrested Last Night

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