Only the quick shooting of an attacker who tried to detonate a nail bomb at a Brussels train station averted fatalities, officials said Wednesday, as Belgium increased security measures around the country.
The attacker was a 36-year-old Islamic psychopath. He charged soldiers at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday after his suitcase, containing nails and gas canisters, failed to fully explode, Van der Sypt said. It was a lucky escape for several travelers nearby.
The man then shouted “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” before the soldiers shot him dead, the magistrate said. Nobody else was injured.
“It was clear he wanted to cause much more damage than what happened,” Van der Sypt said. “The bag exploded twice but it could have been a lot worse.”
Earlier reports said the man was wearing an explosive belt, but Van der Sypt said that wasn’t true. He said the man was from the Molenbeek neighborhood, the home and transit point for many of the suspects linked to attacks in Brussels and in Paris in November 2015.
Killer Islamics murdered 32 people at the Brussels airport and a subway station on March 22, 2016.
As long as Belgium continues to tolerate these psycho killers, incidents like this will continue as well.
Source: LA Times