Two Swedish citizens were shot and killed in the centre of Brussels on Monday night, and a third person was injured.
A man posted a video on social media saying he was part of ISIS and admitted to carrying out the attack.
Following this murder, Belgium raised its threat level to the highest level. This incident occurred on the eve of a football match between Belgium and Sweden, and the suspected shooter fled the scene after the shooting.
Furthermore, fans inside the stadium were held in place as armed officers searched for the unidentified assailant, who had yet to be found.
The shooting occurred approximately three miles (5 kilometres) from the 50,000-seat King Baudouin Stadium, just around 45 minutes before the game began at around 7 p.m. local time.
A federal prosecutor in Belgium stated that there is no evidence that the suspect had any connection to the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas. He mentioned that the potential motive for this attack appears to be the Swedish nationality of the victims.
After the burning of the Quran in Sweden, which inflamed the anger of Muslims and stirred jihadist threats, Sweden raised its terror alert level to the second-highest level in September, warning of increased threats against Sweden’s interests abroad.