Visiting Molenbeek (Bruxelles), the police no-go zone that was home to two of the gunmen

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel called for a stricter clampdown in Molenbeek, the municipality hosting the largest population of North African descent in the Belgian capital and an apparent hot spot for terrorist activity as shown by its involvement in earlier attacks and foiled plots this year. (Bloomberg)

Molenbeek has been connected to almost all of Belgium’s terrorism-related incidents in recent years. (The Independent)

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said that the authorities had lost control over this area of the EU capital (, Politico)