Gunman In Balaclava Attacks Belgian Barracks

The attack unfolded in Flawinne, a suburb of Namur. Pic: Canalc.be

Police have arrested a man after an attacker tried to force his car through the gates of a military barracks in Belgium.

The attacker was wearing a balaclava when he tried to ram through the perimeter fence of the base in Flawinne, a suburb of Namur.

Prosecutors say he then tried to flee in the vehicle after shots were fired.

There are no reports of serious injuries at the barracks so far.

The attack took place at a barracks near the city of Namur in Belgium

Lt Gen Claude Van de Voorde has said he cannot confirm reports that there were explosives in the vehicle, adding: “People start making things up quickly”.

Belgium has remained on high alert since a lone gunman attacked a Jewish museum in Brussels last May, killing four people.

A preliminary report has also estimated that 500 people have left Belgium to fight in Iraq and Syria – many for Islamic State.

Officials have openly spoken of their fears of what those recruits could do if they were to return home.

Sky News

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