October 27, 2016

Belgian police attacked with machete in Charleroi

The attack, which came out of the blue, occurred in broad daylight in the industrial city of Charleroi, Belgium

Two Belgian police officers have been injured by a man with a machete in Charleroi.

The attacker was shot and wounded.

Police in Charleroi tweeted: ‘Two police officers injured by machete in front of police station by someone shouting Allah Akbar (God is Great).

‘Individual was shot but is alive.’

A witness told local television RTL he heard gunshots at the scene and saw an ambulance.

The area has been sealed off.

Belgium has a large Muslim minority and was the scene of an attack in March by a group swearing allegiance to ISIS. The Belgian district of Molenbeek was also the home of several of the Paris attackers.

Charleroi is an industrial city in Wallonia which has fallen on hard times economically after the closure of coal mines and steel works.

It was also the home of Belgian serial killer Marc Dutroux.

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