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Preliminary Data Shows Charleroi Machete Attack Terrorist Links

© AFP 2021 / FRED DUBOIS / BELGA A photo taken with a mobile phone on August 6, 2016, shows a police officer standing guard close to a police building in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi following a machete attack
A photo taken with a mobile phone on August 6, 2016, shows a police officer standing guard close to a police building in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi following a machete attack - Sputnik International
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Preliminary information on a recent machete attack on two police officers in the Belgian city of Charleroi shows signs of links to terrorism, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Saturday.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the attacker screaming "Allahu Akbar" injured two police officers with a machete near a police station. Local media reported that one of the officers sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized, while the other was slightly wounded. The police said there was no threat to the lives of the officers.

A photo taken with a mobile phone on August 6, 2016, shows police securing the area around a police building in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi following a machete attack - Sputnik International
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The perpetrator was shot by a third police officer and died later in hospital.

"According to the first indications and first evidence, [the attack] demonstrates the terrorist link very clearly. I want to be cautious at the moment not to impede the investigation but it once again seems to be an attack with terrorist subtext," Michel told the RTL broadcaster.

The prime minister added that the attacker had not been identified yet.

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