Former Belgian Ambassador to US Among Dead in Terror Attacks

Andre Adam has been among confirmed dead at Brussels Airport.

ByABC News
March 29, 2016, 10:26 AM

— -- A former Belgian ambassador to the U.S. is among the 31 people who died in the Brussels terror attacks.

The Belgian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday that Andre Adam, a former ambassador to the United States during the Clinton administration was killed in the attack on the Brussels airport. Adam's wife survived the attack, according to family members.

In addition to his time as ambassador, Adam was also the Belgian ambassador to the United Nations during key moments in recent history including the September 11 attacks and the during the Afghanistan war.

Identifying the victims remains a slow process and Belgian authorities say just nine out of 31 victims have been identified. So far the victims were from six nations. Currently authorities have identified three Dutch citizens, two Americans and citizens from Peru, United Kingdom, China and France among the victims.

The two Americans killed in Brussels this week have been confirmed as the spouses of U.S. personnel.

A U.S. official confirmed to ABC News that the two Americans were living in Europe at the time of the attacks. Their names have not been released and the families have asked for privacy.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article mistakenly stated Andre Adam's wife was killed in the blast. Her family told ABC News she survived and is in stable condition.