This is the latest in a spate of incidents across the city of Antwerp. Detectives are investigating links to drug trafficking.
Police cordoned off the Van Amsetelstraat, the street where the device was encountered for a while, but nobody was forced to leave their home.
Shots were fired at an empty property on the Turnhoutsebaan also in Deurne last Tuesday night. Earlier a house in the Beukenstraat in Borgerhout came under fire, while a grenade under a parked car exploded in the Godtsstraat.
An explosive device damaged the front door to a house in the Kerkhofweg in Deurne, while a grenade was thrown at an empty chemist’s in the De Gryspeerstraat also in Deurne. The property then came under machine gun fire.