Gunman drives vehicle packed with explosives into Belgian army barracks and exchanges shots before fleeing

A gunman was arrested in Belgium today after an attempted terrorist attack on a military base using a car feared packed with explosives.

The assault happened soon after 9am in the village of Flawinne, east of Charleroi, where a commando unit is stationed.

Shots were fired after a dark blue Ford Escort was driven through a perimeter fence towards the barracks, said a judicial source from nearby Namur.

  • David Murrell

    This was NOT an Islamic, jihadist terror attack, but an act of a solitary, disturbed individual…

    … who just so happens to have a first name called Mohammed (sarc).

    • Heh;)

    • ntt1

      you would be disturbed too if your name was mohamed mohamed mohamed and the original was a thieving pederast it would make any body want to have carnal knowledge of goats or even in extremis, blow themselves up.

  • You know you are in the second goofiest country in Europe when:
    The terrorists think they break through the defenses of an armed camp by off-roading on a freshly plowed field!
    The guards of said base make swiss cheese out of the vehicle and fail to even wing the moron driving it.
    They have him in custody and the only words used to describe him as “gunman” and”attacker”.

    • ntt1

      do they have him in custody? apparently he confounded the belgians by fleeing .

      • Exile1981

        They caught him several hours later.

    • T.C.

      Traffic cops in Garland, TX are better shots.

      • Yet another nice advantage of our much maligned “gun culture”

  • Al_the_Fish

    Lucky the terrorist didn’t splurge for the self-parking option on his Focus.

  • WalterBannon

    One of Justin’s advisers…

  • Barry Thornton

    Damn Baptists acting up again.

  • Arms depots will soon become prime targets of immigrant terrorists.

    • canminuteman

      Good luck with that. I was based at a British army ammo depot for six months. You would not want to try and break into that place.

      • Hope you are right. Yet I seem to remember that one arms depot in France was broken into a few months ago?

  • lolwut?

    Last report I saw, there were no guns or explosives and it may be related
    to the guy being rejected admission into the army.