Europe

Brussels Jewish Museum killings: Fourth victim dies

  • 6 June 2014
  • From the section Europe
A Jewish boy stands with flowers in front of an Israeli flag and flowers laid in front of the Jewish Museum in Brussels on 26 May 2014
People have left flowers outside the Jewish Museum in Brussels in tribute to those killed

A young Belgian man critically wounded in a shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last month has died in hospital, becoming the fourth fatality.

The Belgian, in his early 20s, was hit when a lone gunman opened fire on 24 May. The victim was a museum employee.

A Frenchman suspected of the attack - Mehdi Nemmouche, 29 - is in custody in France. Prosecutors say he admitted the killings in a video.

Security is being tightened now at Jewish monuments in Amsterdam.

The Dutch city's mayor Eberhard van der Laan said the extra measures - which he did not specify - were a response to the Brussels attack.

Amsterdam's Anne Frank House Museum and the Jewish Historical Museum already have metal detectors and bullet-resistant glass.

Three people were killed outright in Brussels when the gunman opened fire - an Israeli couple in their 50s, and a French female volunteer.

Mehdi Nemmouche spent more than a year in Syria and had links with radical Islamists, French prosecutors say. Police found him in possession of a Kalashnikov rifle and a handgun believed to have been used in the attack.

More on this story