Grenade thrown into house in Antwerp: 'strong' link to drug world

Grenade thrown into house in Antwerp: 'strong' link to drug world
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A grenade that was thrown into a house in Antwerp was probably linked to the drug world, according to the latest from the Antwerp prosecutor's office.

“At around 1:00 AM we received a call that an explosive had been thrown into a home,” said Wouter Bruyns of the Antwerp police. The Office for the Disposal and Destruction of Explosive Equipment (DOVO) was called to the scene, and a controlled explosion took place just before 4:00 AM.

Following initial investigations, there is now "a strong suspicion of a link with the drug world" being considered, said the prosecutor's office.

The events took place in a neighbourhood that was previously the target of two grenade attacks in March 2018. The device was thrown into a house but did not explode. No one was hurt.

The investigation is ongoing.

Jules Johnston

The Brussels Times


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