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Thursday , October 29 2020

Kuwaitis cautioned after train bomb scare – Brussels station evacuated

BRUSSELS, Oct 5, (KUNA): Kuwaiti embassy in Brussels advised Kuwaitis in Belgium to be cautious when using public transportations, most particularly trains and subway systems. This advisory followed a bomb scare at Brussels Nord station, one of Brussels’ two major train stations.

The false alarm forced security officers to evacuate travelers. Hence, the Kuwaiti embassy urged its citizens to remain in contact at the following numbers: Hotline: +32 47777 5801 Embassy No.: +32 26477950 Embassy Fax: +32 26461298 Embassy Email: info@embassyofkuwait. be. Earlier today, a bomb scare forced security officers to evacuate travelers from Brussels Nord station.

Security officials in the Belgian capital confirmed that the alert was a false alarm after carefully investigating the station. Brussels remains on high alert following a coordinated terror attacks at Zaventem airport and Maalbeek metro station in March, killing 32 people and injuring more than 300.

The city was also home to several members of the cell that attacked Paris last year, with the attacks in Brussels following soon after the arrests of key suspects. Major transport points, like rail and metro stations, have been guarded by the military since the attacks.

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