An attacker in Brussels attacked a police patrol with a knife, one policeman died and at least one other was injured.
On Thursday evening, the Belga agency reported on this with reference to the prosecutor’s office. According to the media, the attacker shouted Allahu akbar (God is great), which the relevant state attorney’s office neither confirmed nor denied. The incident took place near one of the three main railway stations in the capital of Belgium – Brussel-Noord.
As reported by the British newspaper Express, two of their colleagues responded to the attack on two policemen by shooting and according to the statement of the police, they “neutralized” the attacker, but did not kill him. The paramedics later took him to the hospital with his injuries.
According to Le Soir, the attacked 29-year-old police officer succumbed to injuries caused by a knife after being taken to hospital. His colleague has a gunshot wound in the groin area. According to local media, the attacker shouted: “Allahu akbar!” (Arabic: God is the greatest).
The prosecutor’s office informed the DPA agency that it could not confirm the possible terrorist background of the attack. DPA reminds that Radical Islamists often use the call of Allahu Akbar as a battle cry of sorts. An unnamed judicial source told the AP that there was “suspicion of a terrorist attack”.