In Brussels, an unknown attacker fired at Swedish fans who had come to support their team in a match against Belgium. Two people died. About it writes HLN citing police sources.
The incident occurred on Monday evening, October 16. The criminal escaped and the police are searching for him.
Photos taken by a local resident show a man in an orange jacket and white helmet, with a military weapon in his hand, getting on a scooter and driving away.
Eyewitnesses explained that the attacker “first shot someone in the entrance, and then shot two people in a taxi.”
Representatives of emergency services and ambulances arrived at Senteleplein shortly after the incident.
According to the newspaper, after the action the man circulated an appeal on Facebook* (the owner, the company Meta, is recognized as extremist in Russia and is banned).
He said that he is a member of the Islamic State** (an organization recognized as terrorist in Russia). He admitted that he had also previously “killed infidels in order to avenge Muslims.”
*The owner of the social network, Meta, is recognized as extremist in Russia and is banned.
**In 2014, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the Islamic State organization as terrorist and banned it on Russian territory. Participation in this organization is punishable by law.