Liege killings ‘ter­ror­ist mur­ders’

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THE Liege at­tacks which left three peo­ple dead are be­ing con­sid­ered “ter­ror­ist mur­ders”, and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion now cen­tres on whether the at­tacker acted alone, a Bel­gian fed­eral mag­is­trate said.

The at­tacker, iden­ti­fied as Ben­jamin Her­man, shouted “Al­lahu ak­bar,” the Ara­bic phrase for “God is great”, sev­eral times dur­ing spree be­fore he was shot down by a group of po­lice of­fi­cers, mag­is­trate Wenke Roggen said. Ms Roggeen said the at­tack is be­ing treated as ter­ror­ism given the way Her­man acted, which she said re­sem­bled Is­lamic State calls to at­tack po­lice with knives and steal their weapons. Al­lied to this is the fact that he yelled “Al­lahu Ak­bar”, and had been in con­tact with rad­i­calised peo­ple.

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