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    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - The staff of the National Bank of Belgium were evacuated on Tuesday morning after a suspicious van was found near the institution's building in the centre of Brussels, the central police station told Sputnik.

    "I confirm this information," a police spokesperson said.

    Deminers already arrived at the scene to defuse any possible explosive devices, he added noting further that they found no explosive devices in the van.

    "No explosive device was detected, the bank resumed its work," the police said.

    According to media reports, a security perimeter was established in the area surrounding the vehicle, and the staff of the offices in nearby buildings were also evacuated.

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