Brussels police shoot at car ‘full of explosives’


Police in Brussels have opened fire on a car believed to be filled with explosives.

Shots were fired after a high-speed chase through the suburb of Molenbeek.

The vehicle then reportedly got stuck in traffic, at which point it reversed into a police car.

Belgian broadcaster RTL quoted a police spokesman as saying: “We got the driver out, and he immediately told us that there were explosives inside.”

The car is understood to be registered in Germany.

A bomb disposal squad are on the scene and are using a robotic bomb detector to search the vehicle.

Brussels has been on high alert since 32 people were killed in suicide attacks at the city’s airport and a metro station in 2016.

Many suspects linked to those attacks, and the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks which left 129 people dead, lived or transited through the district of Molenbeek, which borders Brussels City.

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Source: Sky News