Belgium’s interior minister: Surprised by the scale of the attacks


BRUSSELS, Belgium – Belgium’s interior minister, Jan Jambon, has told RTL TV that authorities knew that some kind of extremist act was being prepared in Europe but that they were surprised by the scale of the attacks in Brussels.

Jambon said on Tuesday that “it was always possible that more attacks could happen but we never could have imagined something of this scale”. Jambon said that “we had no information about this, but we know that things were moving in Europe, in different countries, in France, in Germany, here”.

He said the Belgian authorities have no information about the planning of “any kind of action in Brussels at this time”.