The Islamic State has claimed on Tuesday responsibility for the tragic attack that unfolded in Brussels on Monday.
The group conveyed this information via its channel on Telegram, asserting that one of its fighters carried out the assault which resulted in the loss of two lives.
The suspected assailant, a 45-year-old Tunisian, had allegedly shot and killed two Swedish football fans while injuring another in Brussels.
It was revealed that this individual had his asylum application rejected back in 2020. Despite this, he continued to live in Belgium illegally, as stated by Belgian authorities.
Following an intense overnight manhunt, law enforcement officers managed to locate and confront the suspect. In a confrontation at a cafe in the Schaerbeek district in northern Brussels on Tuesday morning, the police resorted to using lethal force, ultimately neutralizing the alleged perpetrator.