Belgian Police Kill Machete-wielding Man Who Attacked Two Officers

Brussels, – Two female police officers in the Belgian city of Charleroi were injured Saturday by a man wielding a machete. The attacker is dead, the police later wrote on Twitter. Local media reported that he had been shot by a third officer and later died in hospital.

The incident, which took place near the Charleroi police headquarters, follows a series of knife and gun attacks carried out across Europe in recent weeks, some of which are being linked to terrorist motives.

The two wounded officers have not sustained life-threatening injuries, the police wrote on Twitter. One of them suffered deep cuts around the face and was taken to hospital, the Belga news agency reported. Her colleague was only slightly injured.

In March, more than 30 people were killed in terrorist attacks across the Belgian capital.

Source: Qatar News Agency