Machete attacker was Algerian with criminal record
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.