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Soldiers in Brussels

Friday, August 25th, 2017 | World News

Force of police and soldiers, arrest in Brussels an attacker who had attacked two soldiers with a knife and was shot down. (Source: dpa)
        A 30-year-old man broke two soldiers with a knife on Friday night in the center of Brussels. The attacker was shot down and later succumbed to his injuries. The prosecution assumes a "terrorist attack".

The soldiers were not in danger of life. The Belgian crisis center added that the situation was under control. "Soldiers have neutralized a person," the center said on Twitter.

Incident à # Bruxelles. The militaires ont neutralisé un individu. Situation sous contrôle.- CrisisCenter Belgium (@CrisiscenterBE) August 25, 2017

The background of the attack was initially unclear. However, the second highest level of terrorism is the rule in Belgium. Brussels was the target of severe Islamic attacks in March 2016. At that time, suicide bombers had blown up in the subway and at the airport, killing 32 people. In public squares and in the subway still patrol regularly military.

According to the official, the attacker went to the streets of Emile Jacqmain in the city center at around 8:15 pm. These three were on the road, as the local mayor, Philippe Close, told the news agency Belga. "The man was quickly neutralized." It was a one-time perpetrator.

 According to the prosecutor's office, the soldiers opened the fire. The two militants were injured in the face and hand, as the spokeswoman said. The attacker has not been known to the police for terrorist activities. On the identity, the spokeswoman said that he did not have Belgian nationality, according to the first findings.

Prime Minister Charles Michel also spoke about Twitter and expressed his support for the Belgian military. The security forces remained vigilant, he wrote.


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