Ratnik combat gear enters service, delivery to army beginsMilitary & Defense August 23, 11:16
Massive fire in Russia's Rostov-on Don caused by arson — sourceSociety & Culture August 23, 9:23
US visa suspension move tramples on idea of freedom — senior Russian diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 6:19
Bout barred from calling out of US jail, meeting relatives for 2 months - lawyerWorld August 23, 4:57
Russia marking day of defeat of Nazi forces in world’s biggest-ever armor operationSociety & Culture August 23, 3:18
Ukrainian president briefs other Normandy Four leaders about his trip to DonbassWorld August 23, 2:23
Normandy Four leaders support expected ceasefire in Ukraine — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 0:27
Russia beginning development of response to new anti-Russian sanctions by USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 23:14
Investigators claim to have enough evidence to prove Serebrennikov guilty of fraudRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 21:35
BRUSSELS, June 21. /TASS/. Terrorist, who carried out a blast at one of Brussels’ main train stations on Tuesday, had a high-yield bomb, but the device did not explode according to the plan, Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon told VTM TV channel.
"The terrorist used the device designed for a large explosion, but only a small blast occurred," Jambon said.
The suicide bomber has been identified and he had been known to the police, the minister noted, giving no further details. The timely steps of police and soldiers helped prevent a large-scale terrorist attack, he said.
The explosion occurred near the ticket offices of Central Station late on Tuesday. An unknown man shouted "'Allahu Akbar" before triggering an explosive vest. The blast was small and no one was killed. The incident caused panic at the station. Belgian soldiers later shot dead the assailant.
Police evacuated people from the train station and also from La Grande Place square in downtown Brussels.