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New York brother and sister killed in Brussels blasts

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Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski

BY RICHARD ENGEL, KATIE DISTLER and ALEXANDER SMITH, NBC News

BRUSSELS (NBC News) — A New York-based brother and sister were among those killed during this week's Brussels attacks, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.

Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski had just arrived at the Brussels Airport when two explosions went off Tuesday. On Friday they were confirmed killed in the twin blasts.

A person with knowledge of the situation told NBC News in an email that an "identity match" had been confirmed for "both Alex and Sascha, so we can now lay them to rest."

At least 31 people died and more than 270 were wounded in the explosions at the airport and another blast an hour later at a metro station. ISIS has claimed responsibility.

Earlier on Friday, a senior U.S. official told NBC news that two Americans had been confirmed killed in the attacks, without giving their identities.

Two other Americans, Justin Shults and his wife Stephanie, have not been heard from since the attacks, family members have said.

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