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A Moroccan national behind the explosion of Brussels central station

The alleged terrorist is 36-year-old Moroccan national from Molenbeek./Ph. Reuters
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A man who set up a bomb in the central station of Brussels on Tuesday night was identified by the police, BBC news reports. According to the Belguim Prosecutor’s office spokesman, Eric Van Der, the alleged terrorist is 36-year-old Moroccan national from Molenbeek.

The bomber entered the station carrying a suitcase; he then left it in the ticket hall where it started exploding partially. The man then returned to the ticket hall running towards a military police officer while shouting «Allahu Akbar», the same source indicates. The alleged assailant was then shot to death by the police.

According to the BBC news, the Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel said that a «terrorist attack had been averted». The attacker’s place in Molenbeek, the region that was home to the terrorists responsible for the Paris attacks, was searched by the police.

For the record, several attacks have been carried these days in multiple European cities namely Paris and London. On Sunday a man in van hit Muslim worshippers on their way out of a mosque near Finsbury Park in London leaving one dead and several injured. On Monday, a man died after driving his car toward a police van in Paris on the Champs-Elysee Avenue.

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