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Three dead after shooter opens fire at Brussels' Jewish Museum


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Three dead after shooter opens fire at Brussels' Jewish Museum

Three people have been killed and one seriously injured in a shooting at Brussels’ Jewish Museum.

A spokesman for the city’s fire brigade said the attacker drove up to the museum, went inside and opened fire.

The shooter is believed to have then fled the scene by car.

Belgium’s interior minister, Joëlle Milquet, was quoted saying by the RTBF Belgian television station that anti-Semitic motives could be behind the attack.

“According to the information we have at the moment, it was a solitary shooter and it seems to have happened inside the museum,” Pierre Meys, Brussels fire brigade spokesman, told French channel BFM TV.

“There were a lot of witnesses and the investigation is moving fast.”

Police cordoned off the area, a busy tourist district in central Brussels packed with cafes and restaurants.

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