Jihadist Attack Shakes Brussels Before the Belgium-Sweden Match

Brussels Mourns Loss of Two Swedish Fans in Armed Attack in Alleged terrorist attack

Brussels experienced tense moments last Monday night when a A suspected terrorist attack rocked Belgium's capital, leaving a Two Swedish citizens died. An armed jihadist is reported to have been killed with an M16 rifle opened fire indiscriminately, Shouts of "Allahu akbar!" The incident occurred hours before the expected football match between Belgium and Sweden, which would be a qualification for Euro 2024.


A video circulating on social media shows the attacker arriving at the scene on a low-displacement motorcycle. After disposing of the bike, he begins to shooting indiscriminately in the street. The first fatalities were They were in a taxi. The assailant chased several people to the Fondo Flamenco building of Housing, where he continued shooting. Subsequently, he fled on his motorcycle.

The alleged assailant, identified as Slayem Slouma, was killed this morning of October 17, a video posted by him on social media was discovered where he affirms his allegiance to the Islamic State and brags about his crime.

Belgium's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hadja Lahbib, said she deep dismay at the events. In her own words, she said she was "horrified by the terrorist attack" and made a strong call for Fight radicalism. In addition, he expressed his solidarity with the victims and their families. family members, as well as law enforcement.

The response from the authorities was immediate. The Mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, confirmed the police presence on the streets to ensure security. In addition, he indicated that they were working closely together with the Minister of the Interior. Close stated that she was in the center of crisis managing the situation.

For his part, the Prime Minister of Belgium, Alexander De Croo, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and assured that he was monitoring the situation closely with other ministers from the Belgian Crisis. In addition, he called on citizens to remain vigilant and follow the instructions of the authorities.

Finally, the country's Crisis Center requested, through its channels officers, to refrain from sharing images or videos related to the incident, showing respect for the victims and their families.

The recent attack in Brussels has left not only Belgium, but the whole of Europe on alert. Authorities are continuing investigations and are expected to More details about this unfortunate event will be provided soon. Solidarity and international support has not been long in coming, showing once again the The need for unity in the face of acts that seek to sow terror and discord.

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