Bomb scare at Belgian Royal Palace

19th April 2004, Comments 0 comments

19 April 2004, BRUSSELS -Bomb disposal experts on Monday blew up two suspect packages found next to the Royal Palace in central Brussels, Belgian press agency Belga reported.

19 April 2004

BRUSSELS -Bomb disposal experts on Monday blew up two suspect packages found next to the Royal Palace in central Brussels, Belgian press agency Belga reported.

Army bomb disposal experts arrived at the Royal Palace shortly before midday after the two packages were found next to the left wing of the Royal Palace near to the locally well-known statue of King Leopold II. 

The army used a specially equipped robot to investigate then destroy the two bags with a controlled explosion.

It is not clear whether or not the packages were in fact dangerous.

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Subject: Belgian news

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