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Belgium: Attack of two officers with a machete in Charleroi

Saturday 6 August 2016, by siawi3

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36998449

Belgian police attacker shot and killed in Charleroi

06.08.2016 12 minutes ago

Photo: Police have sealed off the area

A man shot by police after he attacked two officers with a machete in the Belgian city of Charleroi has died.

The women officers’ injuries are not life-threatening.

The assailant is said to have shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great" in Arabic) during the assault outside the city’s main police station.

Charleroi was used as a base by some of the jihadists involved in the attacks on Paris in November 2015 and Brussels last March.

The area around the police station has been sealed off.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel condemned the attack.

"My thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones, and the police. We are following the situation closely," he added.