Guard at ‘terror target’ Belgian nuclear site killed, access badge stolen
A security officer at a nuclear site was killed in the Belgian city of Charleroi two days after the terror attacks in Brussels, local newspaper Derniere Heure reported, citing police sources. The paper added that the man’s security pass was stolen. Charleroi is located 50 km from the Belgian capital.
A security guard, who was walking his dog, was shot dead in the early evening on Thursday, the paper said. His security pass was stolen, which alerted the investigators since the man was a member of a nuclear power plant staff.
Investigators are exploring a theory that the man, who has not been named, was killed to steal his pass and gain access to a nuclear facility. Nuclear power plants are known to be targets for the terror network behind the Brussels bombings and the Paris attacks in November.