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Man shot dead after attacking Belgian soldiers with a knife

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 00:50

Video obtained by Reuters shows a man on the floor after Belgian soldiers shot him dead as he came at them with a knife. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Belgian soldiers shot dead a man in the centre of Brussels on Friday (August 25) evening after he came at them with a knife shouting Allahu Akbar (God is great). The man, a 30-year-old Belgian of Somali origin, died after being rushed to hospital. The soldiers were not seriously hurt in the attack; one had a facial wound and another suffered hand injuries. Prosecutors said the man, who was not known for terrorist activities, had twice shouted Allahu Akbar during the attack, which occurred at around 8:15 p.m. local time (1815 GMT) just outside the city's central pedestrian zone while the soldiers were on patrol. The case passed from local to federal prosecutors. A spokeswoman for the prosecution service said they were treating the case as one of attempted terrorist murder.

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Man shot dead after attacking Belgian soldiers with a knife

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 00:50