Another attack in Europe.
A man with a machete injured two Belgian female officers as he yelled “Allahu Akbar!” From The Independent:
“Two police have been injured with a machete in front of the police headquarters by a man shouting ‘Allah Akhbah’,” a spokesperson for Charleroi police said. “The individual was shot but is alive.”
Belgian Interior Minister Jan Hambon confirmed on Twitter the anti-terrorism agency has started an investigation:
Acte ignoble à #charleroi . Tout mon soutien pour les 2 policiers blessés ainsi qu'à leurs collègues et familles. Évaluation OCAM en cours.
— Jan Jambon (@JanJambon) August 6, 2016
Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said it wasn’t immediately clear if the assault, which he called an “act of barbarism” was the deed of a single person or something more elaborate.
“We don’t know if this is the action of a lone wolf,” Jambon told RTF television.
Authorities confirmed the suspect died.
Le décès de l'agresseur à la machette est confirmé. Les deux collègues sont hors de danger. Merci pour le soutien #PoliceCharleroi
— Police Charleroi (@PoliceCharleroi) August 6, 2016
Medical personnel rushed the two female officers to the hospital. One received “severe injuries to the face, while her colleague was not seriously wounded.”
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 6, 2016
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 6, 2016
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) August 6, 2016
In Germany, a 17-year-old Afghan refugee critically injured four on a train as he yelled “Allahu Akbar.” Another man in May killed one and injured three at a German train platform as he screamed, you guessed it, “Allahu Akbar.”
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