BREAKING: Man Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Attacks Two Police Officers With Machete

By : Alex Watt |


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Two police officers have been attacked outside a police station in Belgium by a man wielding a machete and reportedly shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’.

The two female officers were attacked in the city of Charleroi this afternoon by a suspect with a knife, the Mirror reports.

According to the Independent, police have now confirmed the suspect was shot by a third officer and taken to hospital where he died from his wounds.

Police in Charleroi tweeted:

The death of the attacker with a machete is confirmed . The two colleagues are out of danger. Thanks for your support.

Shortly after the attack, a spokesperson for Charleroi police said: “Two police have been injured with a machete in front of the police headquarters by a man shouting ‘Allah Akhbah’.”

Local media reported that a female police officer was taken to hospital with severe injuries to her face, while her colleague was not seriously wounded.

The identity of the perpetrator and his motives are still unclear, and as of yet, no terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a Twitter post, Jan Jambon, the Belgian Interior Minister, condemned the attack, writing:

Despicable act in Charleroi. All my thoughts with the two injured officers and their colleagues and families. Ocam [Belgian anti-terrorism group] is investigating.

Belgium has been rocked by a number of terrorist incidents recently, including the Brussels attacks in March which saw coordinated bombings at Brussels airport and Maalbeek metro station.


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