• Thursday, 19 September 2019

Man shot by soldiers as retaliation in Brussels

Brussels [Belgium], August 26 : The Belgian prosecutors have confirmed that a man has been shot after he attacked two soldiers with a knife in Brussels.

The attacker is reportedly in serious condition in a hospital.

The attack took place on Boulevard Emile Jacqmain in the centre of Brussels.

"Soldiers retaliated after the man attacked them with a weapon which some eyewitnesses have purported was a machete," reported news portal Metro.

Authorities said that the 30-year-old man is not known for any terrorist activities.

The prosecution service's spokeswoman said, 'With the identity that we currently have it is a 30-year-old man who is not known for terrorist activities.'

Two soldiers suffered minor injuries in the attack one in the face, the other in the hand.

Belgium's anti-terror command unit confirmed that soldiers had "neutralised" a person.



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