Brussels in grip of gang violence

Gang warfare is raging in the boroughs of Anderlecht and Vorst. For two nights in a row shots have been fired in anger.
So far nobody has been hurt, but gangsters are using Kalashnikov machine guns.

On Monday evening there was a shooting in a pub in Vorst. Windows were shattered and the inside of the pub was completely destroyed.

Monday night police recovered hidden weapons near a block of flats in the borough of Anderlecht. The arms included a Kalashnikov.

In a subsequent tussle with mobsters the police lost the weapon.

Ten suspects have been detained, but had to be released due to lack of evidence.

Many local residents say that they no longer feel safe on the streets.