Man shot dead after knife attack on two soldiers in Brussels

He “shouted twice 'Allahu Akbar'" ('God is greatest', in Arabic) before attacking the soldiers, according to the Belgian federal prosecutor
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26/08/2017
11:23
EFE
Brussels
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The knife attack perpetrated on Friday night in the center of Brussels against two soldiers is considered a "terrorist attack," according to the Belgian federal prosecutor.

"We think it's a terrorist attack," a prosecutor's spokeswoman said. The man, who was shot during the assault by the army in response to the knife attack," has died," she added.

He “shouted twice 'Allahu Akbar'" ('God is greatest', in Arabic) before attacking the soldiers, according to the Belgian federal prosecutor.

One of the soldiers was "slightly" injured, according to the federal prosecutor's office, which launched an investigation on "attempted murder in a terrorist context".

The attack took place shortly after 8 pm (18H00 GMT) on an avenue in the center of Brussels, near the Grand Place (Grote Markt) of the capital.

Police cordon off the streets to secure the site, according to an AFP reporter on the site.

A similar incident occurred Friday afternoon in London where a man was arrested after he injured two officers with a knife in front of Buckingham Palace, the residence of Queen Elizabeth II.

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