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Brussels attacks are an indication of failure to counter terrorism - analysts

The terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday have killed at least 30 people and left more than 200 injured.

Two explosions went off in the departure hall of the main airport and another at the Maalbeek Metro Station.

Terrorism expert Jasmin Opperman has crititised Western government for compounding the problem by ostracising Muslim communities and condemning the refugee crisis.

Ironically, refugees are fleeing their countries because of Isis and now (governments) want to claim that they could be terrorists. Countering terrorism is a governance issue... and the Western government has failed.

Jasmine Opperman, Director of Trac Africa

Meanwhile, defence analyst Helmoed Heitman says terrorism, and the ideology behind it, is difficult to combat.

According to Heitman, capturing terror groups requires good intelligence and 'feet on the ground'.

One needs to develop their intelligence to the point that they start cutting into the supplies of detonators, explosives and firearms.

Helmoed Heitman, Defence Analyst,

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