’Terror cops’ on alert across Europe after ‘truck carrying 34,000 litres of bomb-making chemicals’ is stolen in Belgium

THERE are fears a truck carrying 33,000 litres of a chemical substance has been stolen in Belgium.

Interpol is reported to have alerted anti-terror cops across Europe after the vehicle was taken, apparently from the city of Zedelgem.

Unverified reports claim the thieves changed the truck's license plate so they can safely leave Belgium.

The truck was carrying a volatile substance known as "Radiacid", according to Spanish-based Radio Nacional reporter Laura Alonso.

This is understood to be a general term for a number of products created by chemical manufacturer Oleon whose corporate HQ is in Belgium.

Italy, whose media reported the vehicle's number plate as 1-QEB-708, is said to have increased vigilance and security at crossing points.

Belgian Federal Police told MailOnline the substance aboard the truck cannot be used to make bombs "as far as they know". The Sun Online has contacted Interpol for further information.

The spectre of terror attacks in Europe has remained high ever since the 2015 Paris terror attacks which left 130 dead in a spate of killings across the city.

Only in November a football match between Belgium and Japan, held in Brussels, was almost called off due to fears over a terror threat.

And in March 2016, the same city was rocked by the deadliest terror attacks in its history.

Three jihadis detonated devices at the airport and metro, killing 32 and injuring 340 as they waited for flights or commuted to work.

The terrifying trend of attacks involving trucks has also loomed large over the last few years.

Three terrorists wearing stab-proof vests drove a van into pedestrians at 50mph on London Bridge before attacking revellers with hunting knives on 6 June 2017.

Seven people died and at least 48 were left wounded following the attack, timed to coincide with the end of the Champions League final.

While in Barcelona, a white rental van was driven at speed down the tourist-packed Las Ramblas shopping boulevard on 17 August, 2017.

Today's alleged theft in Belgium comes just one day after Belgium lowered its terror threat level after three years of high alert.

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