Three suspects arrested in Rotterdam after firebomb attack in Antwerp

Three suspects have been arrested in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam after a ​ firebomb attack in Antwerp, Belgium, on Wednesday morning. No one was injured in the firebomb attack.

A 19-year-old man and two men aged 21 and 22 were arrested by local police in Rotterdam on Wednesday after the Belgian police distributed the suspects' licence plate number. The three suspects are currently being interrogated and may be extradited to Belgium. 

On Wednesday morning, a loud bang was heard in the Zeevaartstraat in Antwerp, suspected to be caused by a fire bomb. The suspected attack happened near the art-deco commercial building of Léon Van Parys, an empty historic warehouse in the city's port area Het Eilandje (‘The Little Island’).

The Antwerp police are currently conducting an investigation into the incident. In recent months, the Belgian port city has faced multiple attacks believed to be linked to the drug trafficking milieu.



Aerial view of Antwerp's port area Het Eilandje (‘The Little Island’) © BELGA PHOTO YORICK JANSENS

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