Ma­chete at­tacker was Al­ge­rian with crim­i­nal record

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A ma­chete-wield­ing man who at­tacked and wounded two po­lice­women in Bel­gium was an Al­ge­rian na­tional who had “a crim­i­nal record but was not known for ter­ror­ism”, pros­e­cu­tors said. The 33-year-old at­tacker, iden­ti­fied by the ini­tials KB, had been liv­ing in Bel­gium since 2012, the fed­eral pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice said. The Is­lamic State (IS) group claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack, the IS-linked Amaq Agency said in a re­port. The two of­fi­cers sur­vived the at­tack but the as­sailant was shot dead by a third po­lice­woman.

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