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15 Jul 2019 | 08:27 AM UTC

Belgium: Increased security in Willebroek following grenade attack July 15

Belgium News Alert

Heightened security measures in Willebroek following grenade attack targeting a bar July 15; no casualties reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/15/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Willebroek


Heightened security measures have been put in place in Willeborek (Antwerp province) as of the morning (local time) of Monday, July 15, following a grenade attack at approximately 05:00 targeting a bar. Although no casualties have been reported, the attack resulted in significant infrastructure damages in the area. The surrounding area has been cordoned off and increased security measures have been put in place. It remains unclear who is behind the attack. 


Individuals in Willeborek are advised to monitor developments, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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