IS attacker kills two Swedes in Belgium
Two citizens of Sweden died after being shot in the center of Brussels, capital of Belgium, and one more person, a taxi driver, was injured. The authorities activated the maximum terrorism alertgiven that The alleged perpetrator of the shooting, identified as Abdesalem Lassoued by authorities, has published several videos online in which he identifies himself as a member of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and advocates “avenging Muslims.”
The attack on Boulevard d'Ypres, in the center of the Belgian capital, occurred while the Belgian team received the Sweden team for a qualifying match for Euro 2024 at the King Baudouin Stadium.just over six kilometers from the attack, so the match was suspended and the fans were detained while the authorities guaranteed security in the streets.
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Shortly after carrying out his attack, Lassouedwho calls himself Abdesalem Al Guilani, published a video in which he said: “My name is Abdesalem Al Guilani and I am a fighter for Allah. I belong to the Islamic State (...) I have killed three Swedes so far, three Swedes, yes. Those to whom I have done something wrong, forgive me, and I forgive everyone. Salam Aleykoum.”
*Abdesalem Lassoued, alleged perpetrator of the shooting in Belgium.
Belgium's Federal Prosecutor asked Brussels residents to stay at home until the threat ended. European Commission staff were also advised not to go out on the streets.
The aggressor, who has not been arrested, escaped aboard a scooter, wearing an orange jacket, similar to those used by cleaning services, and on social networks you can see videos in which he is captured perpetrating the crime and fleeing from the scene.
Belgian President Alexander De Croo He indicated on the social network
Horrified by the terrorist attack that claimed two victims in the heart of Brussels,” Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib wrote in X.
For its part, The Minister of the Interior of France, Gérald Darmanin, gave instructions to strengthen controls on the border with Belgium, about 80 kilometers from where the attack occurred.
He French President Emmanuel Macronexpressed on his X account: “I just spoke with Prime Minister Alexander De Croo to express the solidarity of the French people in this terrible moment that Brussels is going through.
“We think of the victims of this cowardly attack, as well as our Belgian and Swedish friends whose shock we share,” he added.
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