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Anti-tank rockets stolen from Belgian army

Military munitions, including anti-tank rockets, have been stolen from an arms dump in northwest Belgium, the defence ministry said Thursday.

The thieves took M-72 LAW type rockets for hand held weapons and Thunderflashes, training replacements for grenades, according to the Belga news agency.

The arms had been in a bunker protected by an electronic system and guarded by patrols and security dogs.

The Belgian army, police and local public prosecutor have all opened enquiry after the theft was discovered at the Bourg-Leopold dump on Wednesday.

The defence ministry refused to give any details of the case.

The stolen rockets are capable of destroying a target from a distance of 200 metres, according to Belgian media.