Brussels shooting investigated as apparent terrorist attack

Posted on AllSides October 16th, 2023
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Two Swedish nationals were shot dead in Brussels on Monday night and another person was wounded in an attack that is being investigated as apparent terrorism. 

Belgian authorities said that the person responsible for the attack said on social media that he was inspired by the Islamic State militant group and that he was possibly motivated to attack Swedish people.

It was not immediately clear whether the shooter had been confronted by police or was in custody. 

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