Brussels, (IINA) – Belgian troops patrolling a major train station in Brussels have shot dead a suspected terrorist following an explosion.
Belgium’s federal prosecutor has confirmed the incident at Brussels Central, one of the country’s busiest stations, is being treated as a terrorist attack.
The suspect was initially reported to have been wearing an explosive belt and had wires coming out of his clothes, according to media reports, although police say they are unable to comment on the reports.
No civilians were injured or killed in the explosion. Prosecutors said no other explosives were found on the suspect’s body.
Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people on the Brussels subway and at an airport on March 22, 2016. Soldiers have been stationed at railway stations, government buildings, and EU institutions since.
The country’s Crisis Center, which monitors security threats, kept the threat level at the second highest.
Source: International Islamic News Agency