At least this one was stupid. A knife-wielding man has been shot dead in the center of Brussels after authorities said he attacked a group of soldiers.
— BX1_Actu (@BX1_Actu) 2017. augusztus 25.
The prosecutor’s office confirmed the soldiers shot and killed the terrorist in the Belgian capital. The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack. Officials also said the African man twice shouted “Allahu Akbar” – meaning “God is great” in Arabic – while carrying out the attack, Reuters reported.
The incident took place about 20:15 local time (18:15 GMT). The soldiers were lightly wounded in the attack. One was cut in the face, while the other suffered an injury to the hand.
The African man was known to police for his earlier involvement in “minor offenses,” according to Flemish broadcaster VRT.
— Guy Elster (@guyelster) 2017. augusztus 25.
According to RTBF, the attacker was a Somalian man, who shouted “Allahu Akbar” during his assault.