TERROR IN BELGIUM Brussels explosion sees ‘suicide bomber blow himself up’ at Central Station as he is shot by troops while threatening terrified train passengers

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AN EXPLOSION rocked Brussels Central station after a suspected suicide bomber “blew himself up” – sending terrified passengers fleeing in panic.

Belgian troops patrolling the station swooped in to “neutralise” the man, who was threatening civilians, according to an investigating source.

Brussels Central station has been evacuated amid unverified reports of an explosion

Brussels Central station has been evacuated amid reports of an explosion – this unverified picture posted on Twitter purports to show the suspected explosion

Soldiers raced to the scene after reports of a small explosion inside the major terminal

Soldiers raced to the scene after reports of a small explosion inside the major terminal

People are assisted under the cordon as they are evacuated from the station

People are assisted under the cordon as they are evacuated from the station

Belgian police stand in front of a police cordon as people are evacuated at the Grand Place square near Central Station

Belgian police stand in front of a police cordon as people are evacuated at the Grand Place square near Central Station

A soldier stands armed with his gun close to the cordon at Brussels Central train station tonight

A soldier stands armed with his gun close to the cordon at Brussels Central train station tonight

Police officials and soldiers stand alert in a cordoned off area outside Gare Centrale in Brussels

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Police officials and soldiers stand alert in a cordoned off area outside Gare Centrale in Brussels

Soldiers can be seen outside the Brussels Central train station after reports a man with an explosives belt was shot by army

Soldiers can be seen outside the Brussels Central train station after reports a man with an explosives belt was shot by army

Sudden panic in Grand Place after small explosion in Brussels Central Station

The suspect was said to be wearing a rucksack packed with explosives around Belgium’s busiest railway station.

The attacker was “shot several times” and it appears that “he triggered a device”, according to a source.

Police sources said the attacker was seriously injured in the blast, however it’s not clear if he survived.

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