Belgian troops kill suspected suicide bomber in Brussels’ train station

Vastavam web:  Belgian troops shot dead a suspected suicide bomber in Brussels’ central train station on Tuesday but there were no other casualties, in what authorities were treating as the latest terrorist incident in Europe.Only hours later, after bomb disposal teams had cleared the area, was the man confirmed dead. There was no word on his identity.”We consider this a terrorist attack,” prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt told reporters by the nearby Grand Place. Police had cleared streets around Brussels’ landmark Renaissance town square after the blast, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. (1830 GMT) as tourists and locals were enjoying a hot summer’s night.

Since then, attacks in France, but also in Germany, Sweden and, most recently, in Britain, have been carried out in the name of the Syria-based Islamist group by other young men, many of them locals, raising fears of more violence in Brussels, where almost a quarter of its population of 1.2 million are Muslim.Witnesses spoke of a man who shouted Islamist slogans, including “Allahu akbar” – God is greater – in Arabic, in an underground area of the station still busy with commuters making their way home and seemed to set off one or two small blasts that filled parts of the building with smoke.