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Photograph: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

The Brussels underground station of Maelbeek reopened Monday, just over a month after suicide bombing attacks killed more than 30 people there and at the city's international airport.

On the morning of March 22, three people detonated explosives in short succession, killing themselves and 32 others in the departure hall of the Brussels airport and at the Maelbeek station, close to the headquarters of the European Union's main institutions.

Most of the public transport network in the Belgian capital resumed with a limited service in the days after the attacks. But Maelbeek remained closed to secure evidence and carry out repair work.

As of Monday, a full service was operating on all lines, the underground operator STIB wrote on its website. Police and military personnel were due to provide security.

A commemorative board was erected in the Maelbeek station for people to leave messages. On Saturday, the site was opened for visits by victims and those who lost family or loved ones, the Belga news agency reported.

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