A man who detonated explosives and shouted “Allahu Akbar,” was shot in the Brussels Central Station.
It is still the month of Ramadan and thus it is not that surprising that there was another attack in Europe—in Belgium at the Brussels Central Station. What gives this story a happier ending than most such stories is that Belgian security forces intervened and killed the terrorist. There were no other fatalities.
The Daily Mail reports, “Fresh terror in Brussels: Suspected suicide bomber threatening train passengers ‘shouts Allahu Akbar and triggers an explosion’ at city’s central station as he is shot dead by soldiers.”
Shots rang out soon after 9pm as police and soldiers moved in ‘to neutralise a suspect who was threatening civilians,’ said an investigating source.
Initial reports suggested the suspect was wearing a rucksack packed with explosives, while witnesses later claimed he tried to blow up a trolley or a suitcase.
Tourists were among those who fled in panic, and within a few minutes nearby shops and restaurants were shutting down.
Terrified passengers inside the station ran towards the tracks as they tried to avoid the blast. There were no other casualties reported and police quickly said the situation was ‘under control’.
The Grand Place, the city’s most popular tourist spot, was completely evacuated because of fears that the man might not be acting alone.
‘The attacker was shot several times, and it appears that he triggered a device,’ another source added. There are no other casualties.
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