Brussels explosion: Blast hits crime laboratory

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An explosion has hit crime laboratories in a Brussels suburb in what police are treating as a criminal but not terrorist incident.

Shortly before 02:30 local time (00:30 GMT), a car rammed through three fences, leading to an explosion and a large fire, RTL Belgium reported.

Belgian media said “one or more” suspects then reportedly set off a bomb near the laboratories.

But police could not confirm that a bomb had exploded.    h/t tom_billesley

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