Brussels train station blast a 'terrorist attack,' prosecutor says

Brussels train station blast a 'terrorist attack,' prosecutor says
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The Belgian federal prosecutor's office on Tuesday declared a small explosion in Brussels' Central Station a thwarted "terror attack," according to the Associated Press. 

Soldiers shot the suspect, and a bomb squad detonated a found bomb belt. No one else was injured in the foiled attack, though the bomb squad was searching for any additional hazards or devices, the AP reported.

The episode followed on the heels of a series of terrorist attacks that have roiled cities in Western Europe in recent weeks.


A bombing at a concert in Manchester, England, late last month killed 22 victims. A subsequent attack on London Bridge and nearby Borough Market left eight people dead. And on Monday, a man drove a van into a crowd of people near a London mosque, killing one man. 

In Paris on Monday, an armed man rammed his vehicle into a police van. The assailant was killed in the crash. 

Central Station in Brussels is among the country's busiest train stations. Suicide bombings on the city's subway and at an airport killed 32 people last year.