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January 11, 2018  17:55

Armenian organization attacked on Christmas Eve in Brussels

Unidentified people opened fire at the Office “Sahakyan Union” of the Armenian community in Schaerbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, Ermenihaber reported, adding the incident took place at night of January 5.

STEPANAKERT, JANUARY 11, ARTSAKHPRESS:According to the source, fortunately, nobody suffered during the attack, as the door and windows of the building were damaged.  The organization does not operate currently, Panorama.am reported.

It is believed the attack in the mostly Turkish-populated district of the Belgian capital was motivated by nationalism, with the source citing the date of the assault conducted on the eve of the Christmas.

Istanbul-based Agos daily reminds that the area has been a scene of violence 6 years ago, when Armenian and Assyrian organizations located in the district were a target of periodic attacks.

 Tensions have been running high in the immigrant Turkish community of Brussels, following the decree by Emir Kan, the Turkish head of the municipality, banning organization of Kurdish rallies in the district.

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