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Saturday, 6 August 2016
Belgium police attack: Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacks two officers in Charleroi with machete
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From The Independent

Two police officers have been attacked in Belgium by an man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akhbar". Police in the city of Charleroi said the officers were "not in danger" after the attack outside the local police headquarters.

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. 

"Two police have been injured with a machete in front of the police headquarters by a man shouting 'Allah Akhbah'," a spokesperson for Charleroi police said. "The individual was shot but is alive."  He later died in hospital. 

This afternoon police in Charleroi tweeted: "Two police officers injured by machete in front of police by someone shouting Allah Akbar. Individual was shot but is alive."

They later added: "The death of the machete attacker can be confirmed. The two police officers are now out of danger. Thank you for all your support." 

Witnesses said they heard gunshots at around 4pm local time near the Charleroi police station. The area has been sealed off and armed officers are at the scene. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility from terror groups.

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Posted on 08/06/2016 1:03 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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7 Aug 2016
Christina Mcintosh.

The jihadi is dead (kudos to the Belgian cop who took him out); the two wounded police will recover.

I call that a win for *our* side.




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