August 6, 2016 / 6:33 PM / in 2 years

Belgian PM says Charleroi attack appears to be terrorist incident

View of the site where a machete-wielding man injured two female police officers before being shot outside the main police station in Charleroi, Belgium, August 6, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LONDON (Reuters) - Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told broadcaster RTL on Saturday that a machete attack in Charleroi in which two police officers were wounded before the attacker was fatally shot appeared to be was a terrorist incident.

“Initial indications very clearly point towards terrorism,” Michel told the television channel by phone.

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; Editing by Hugh Lawson and Kevin Liffey

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