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Brussels stabbing: Two police officers knifed and suspect shot in horrifying attack


Two police officers have been stabbed and a male suspect – reportedly a former soldier – has been shot in horrifying attack in Brussels.

There were early suggestions that the assault might have been terror-related, but this is currently unclear.

The knife attack occurred on a street in Schaerbeek – which has been called ‘a breeding ground for terror’ and was home to a bomb-making factory by the ISIS jihadists who carried out recent attacks in Brussels and Paris.

The man – identified as Hicham D – pulled out a knife and ‘spontaneously’ attacked the officers, whose injuries are not life-threatening, said federal prosecutors.

One officer was stabbed in the neck while the other was stabbed in the stomach.

The suspect tried to run away and assaulted a third officer, but was shot in the leg and arrested. – READ MORE

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