Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon on Wednesday denied stigmatising the Muslim population after he said many of them danced in celebration after the Brussels terror attacks.

"Everyone knows that these things happened. Do we have to wait for an official police report to confirm the existence of these facts," Jambon told parliament under tough questioning from the opposition.

Jambon, the top member in government of the country's main Flemish nationalist party NV-A, denied that he was stoking tensions with Belgium's Muslim community, which numbers around 600,000 out of a population of 11 million.

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