Europe is shaken after a mass shooting killed two Swedish nationals and a third person injured in Brussels in an attack. Federal prosecutors of Belgium are calling this incident “terrorism”.
Since this incident, the capital of Belgium has been on its highest terror alert as the gunman appeared to have an assault rifle. i Paper’s Brussels correspondent, Leo Cendrowicz said that police have not confirmed whether the shooting of Swedish nationalists has a link to the Israel-HAMAS war.
French President, Emmanuel Macron said on the incident of the Swedish nationalists shooting that “Europe has been shaken.” Macron was on a visit to Albania when he remarked this.
The shooting incident happened on Boulevard d’Ypres which is at a distance of 5km (3 miles) from King Baudoin Stadium. Federal prosecutors said they are conducting a terrorism inquiry at this place.
Eric van Duyse, spokesperson for the prosecutor said the attack is a possible terrorist incident. He urged the public to go home and stay at home as long as the threat remains.
Belgian newspaper claims Alleged Attacker Abdeslam L. shot dead
Abdeslam L. is the alleged attacker who released a video claiming his involvement in the Brussels shooting. He committed this incident of his inspiration by the Islamic State group. Belgian official newspaper shared this video on Oct 17, 2023. However, the BBC didn’t verify this video.
Brussels attack: The perpetrator was shot dead in a café, according to Het Laatste Nieuws. The police received a call indicating that Abdeslam L. was in a café in Schaerbeek. Police found the weapon next to him used in the attack next to him.
Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo expressed his sincere condolences to Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson following an assassinating attack on Swedish nationalists in Brussels.
The horrible shooting caused thousands of Belgian and Swedish fans locked inside King Baudoin Stadium during a football match.
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