New York siblings Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski were murdered in the Brussels terrorist attacks on Tuesday.
Belgium officials announced the tragic news on Friday – three days after the attack.
A number of US citizens are still missing and Belgian officials said “a number of Americans were killed” in the attacks.
The New York Post reported:
New York City siblings Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski were killed in the suicide bombings in Brussels, it was confirmed Friday.
“We received confirmation this morning from Belgian Authorities and the Dutch Embassy of the positive identification of the remains of Alexander and Sascha,” according to a statement provided to CBS News.
“We are grateful to have closure on this tragic situation, and are thankful for the thoughts and prayers from all. The family is in the process of making arrangements.”
The two Dutch citizens were reportedly on the phone with their mom, Marjan, when she heard a blast and the call disconnected. They were on their way back to the US when they were killed
It wasn’t immediately clear if they died at the Brussels airport or the subway there.
Alexander was engaged to the daughter of James Cain, a former US ambassador to Denmark.
News of their deaths emerged after US Secretary of State John Kerry and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said a number of Americans were killed.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama is doing the tango in Argentina.