22 January 2018

Bomb destroyed near Turkish center

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Police in the Belgian capital Brussels destroyed a bomb in front of a Turkish community center on Friday.

Omer Zararsiz, the head of Turkish Federation of Belgium said that a suspicious package was found in front of the building in the afternoon.

He said a federation member noticed the package and police was alerted.

According to Belgium media, Denis Goeman, spokesman for Brussels prosecution office, confirmed that there was an explosive -- a gas tube and an ignition system -- in the package.

Belgium is on alert since suicide attacks were carried out in March at Zaventem Airport and the Maelbeek subway station in Brussels, killing 32 people.

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