An individual has been shot in a restaurant in Brussels as police hunt a gunman who killed two folks had been killed within the metropolis earlier than a world soccer match.
Belgian media reported that the particular person shot within the cafe in Schaerbeek was the suspected attacker, who has been named as Abdesalem L.
Nevertheless a prosecutor was later quoted as saying they had been uncertain if the particular person shot was the suspect.
The shooting on Monday evening triggered Belgium’s Euro 2024 qualifier towards Sweden to be deserted at half-time.
Followers had been additionally saved within the stadium as armed officers looked for the suspected attacker.
The 2 folks killed had been Swedish – and a 3rd particular person was wounded within the assault.
The phobia alert in Brussels has been raised to the best degree.
The taking pictures came about about three miles (5km) from the 50,000-seater King Baudouin Stadium shortly after 7pm native time – round 45 minutes earlier than kick-off.
Shortly after, a person who claimed to be the gunman appeared on social media in a video through which he claimed to be a member of Islamic State (IS) and a “fighter for Allah”.
He additionally claimed he had carried out the assault in “revenge within the identify of Muslims”.
One Belgium newspaper stated a witness heard the gunman shout “Allahu Akbar” – “God is nice” in Arabic – earlier than the pictures had been fired.
One other video, reported to be of the incident, which has not been verified by Sky Information, confirmed a gunman in a fluorescent orange jacket and a white helmet chasing a person right into a constructing earlier than taking pictures at him.
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