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Explosion at criminology institute

No casualties reported The prosecution office in Brussels confirms that an explosion occurred last night at the National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology (INCC) located at Chaussée de Vilvorde in Neder-Over-Heembeeks. No casualties were reported. The investigation is ongoing.

“An investigation is underway to determine the nature of the explosion,” said the prosecutor. A press release will be issued soon.

An explosion followed by a fire occurred at the institute around 2:30 am during the night between Sunday and Monday (29 August). According to various media, a ramming vehicle entered the site and one or more individuals planted a bomb there.

The prosecution did neither confirm nor deny the use of a vehicle. Firefighters quickly arrived at the scene and helicopters flew over the area. The damage is significant and Chaussée de Vilvorde was closed to traffic.

The Brussels Times (Source: Belga)