An Islamic terrorist (or would-be terrorist; I’m not sure if he’ll be allowed his 72 virgins for this botched job) blew himself up in a Brussels train station when soldiers began shooting at him. He had first detonated his luggage, apparently in an attempt to cause mass panic, and was then planning to cause casualties with his bomb belt. The actions of the alert soldiers prevented anyone besides the mujahid from being harmed.
Authorities still haven’t established a motive for the attack. According to the eyewitness report below, however, the terrorist shouted “Allahu Akhbar!” just before he detonated.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Media reports on the failed attack in Brussels:
|00:00||I was going down the staircase to return to the platform|
|00:04||where I wanted to go, and there I heard|
|00:08||someone screaming , someone who was screaming; and then at some point he|
|00:12||yelled “Allahu Akhbar!” and he made his luggage explode.|
|00:16||From there I continued descending, all while alerting people to evacuate as many|
|00:20||people as possible, and there he was just behind me, six feet behind me on the staircase|
|00:24||going down, and he still had an explosive vest on.
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