Belgian security forces have identified a man who set off an explosion at a Brussels train station before he was shot and killed, Interior Minister Jan Jambon said on Wednesday.

“The terrorist’s identity is known. We have been able to identify him,” Jambon told RTBF television without giving further details.

Police had earlier described the assailant as quite dark and with short hair and said he was wearing a white shirt and black jeans.

The man set off a small explosion at the city’s Central Station on Tuesday, prosecutors said, before he was shot by one of the routine military patrols active in Brussels since attacks more than a year ago.

They declined comment on witness accounts that the man had shouted Islamist slogans first.

Only hours later, after bomb disposal teams had cleared the area, the man was confirmed dead.

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