A security guard who worked at a Belgian nuclear plant was murdered and had his security pass stolen, just two days after the Brussels terror attacks.
Belgian media reported today that the security guard, named as Didier Prospero, was walking his dog in the Charleroi region of Belgium when he was shot dead.
However, as soon as it emerged that his security pass had been stolen, it was quickly cancelled so nobody could gain access to the site using it.
Investigators are exploring a theory that the man, who has not been named, was killed to steal his pass and gain access to a nuclear facility.
Nuclear power plants are known to be targets for the terror network behind the Brussels bombings and the Paris attacks in November.
In a nation on high alert following this week’s attacks, the report stokes fears about the possibility militants are seeking to get hold of nuclear material or planning to attack a nuclear site.
On Thursday, Derniere Heure newspaper had reported the suicide bombers who blew themselves up on Tuesday originally considered targeting a nuclear site, but a series of arrests of suspect militants forced them to speed up their plans and instead switch focus to the Belgian capital.