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BREAKING NEWS: Gunman drives vehicle packed with explosives into Belgian army barracks and exchanges shots before fleeing
Shots were fired after the car (pictured) was driven through a perimeter fence towards the barracks, said a judicial source from nearby Namur
- Attack happened soon after dawn at commando unit in village of Flawinne
- Shots fired after car was driven through perimeter fence towards barracks
- Belgium defence minister said that bomb disposal experts were en route
- Pictures show car covered in bullet holes and with its front tyres shot out
A masked gunman today drove a vehicle packed with explosives into a military base in Belgium.
The attack happened soon after dawn in the village of Flawinne, a village east of Charleroi, where a commando unit is stationed.
Shots were fired after the car was driven through a perimeter fence towards the barracks, said a judicial source from nearby Namur.
Belgium defence minister Tony Langone said ‘bomb disposal experts’ were en route, as the abandoned car was thought to be packed with explosives.
He said nobody was hurt in the initial incident, but the man was ‘armed and dangerous’ and needed to be caught.