Two Swedish nationals were shot dead in Brussels by a suspect who remains at large, in an attack the Belgian prime minister described as “terrorism”.
The gunman, wearing a fluorescent orange jacket, fled on a scooter and Belgium subsequently raised its terror alert to four – the highest – for the Brussels region, and level three nationally.
Several Belgian media outlets said the two individuals killed were wearing football shirts belonging to the Swedish national team ahead of a game between Sweden and Belgium.
It is being reported that the man who earlier killed two Swedish nationals is still at large and continues to attack more civilians in Brussels. He believed to be a member of Islamic State. #Brussels #Belgium #ISIS #Terrorists pic.twitter.com/9lgBTbaAMV
— Sami Parvez 🇨🇦 (@BalochSami) October 16, 2023
A video of a man speaking Arabic and claiming responsibility for the shooting was circulating on social media, a source close to the case said.