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The Islamist terrorist who shot at Swedish fans and left at least two dead and several injured in the center of Brussels, He died this Tuesday from gunshot wounds suffered during his arrest, reported the local press.

Is about Abdesalem Lassoued, 45 years old and of Tunisian origin, who was illegally in Belgium, as confirmed by the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, at a press conference, who was killed, hit by police gunfire in a Brussels cafe.

“This terrorist attack shakes the foundations of our peaceful societies”stated the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Crooin a press conference early in the morning, local time, in which the one who sent, on behalf of Belgium, his “most sincere condolences to the people of Sweden.”

The liberal politician offered the “unbreakable solidarity” of his coalition government “in the face of this blind hatred.”

Together we will fight terrorism with even greater determination.

The prosecution reported that the suspect was intercepted early in the morning in a cafe in the square Eugène Verboekhoven in Schaarbeek and that asignature similar to the one used in the attack when he was located.

This morning security forces carried out a raidsearch of a house on Huart Hamoirlaan street in the same neighborhoodor, in what it is estimated was probably the suspect's residence.

The federal prosecutor, Frederic Van Leeuwreported that the investigation is open and that it has been assigned to a Brussels investigating judge specialized in terrorism.

“The suspect was not on the OCAD list (of terrorist suspects) because “He was not known for terrorist crimes in our databases.”said the Minister of the Interior, Annelies Verlindenin Radio 1.

The minister specified that the man “was included in the police database for common law facts (in Tunisia), not because of acts of terrorism.”

“The attack was unforeseen,” said Verlinden, by stating that “the information we have today seems to indicate that the attack is linked to Swedish targets. It may also have links to Sweden.”

According to explanations from the Federal Prosecutor's Office that took charge of the case, the attacker, who was traveling on a scooter, He followed some Swedish fans who got into a taxi. Then he opened fire on these people when they got out of the vehicle, at the intersection of Place Sainctelette and Boulevard du Ninième de Ligne.

One of the deceased victims is Swedish, while the second is of Swedish origin but also had a Swiss identity card. The third victim, who was seriously injured, is also of Swedish origin, according to the federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw.

The National Crisis Center reported this Tuesday that the Coordination Body for Threat Analysis (Ocam) maintains the alert in the Brussels-capital region at level 4 (the highest) threat and the rest of Belgium at level 3.

(With information from EFE)

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