Belgium has been attacked. It’s not clear if this was an ISIS attack, but by the details it certainly has their ‘name’ written all over it.
A pair of police officers have been attacked with a machete by a man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ outside a police station in Belgium.
The cops, reportedly both female, were attacked in the city of Charleroi this afternoon by a machete-wielding attacker.
One of the cops sustained deep cuts to the face and was rushed to hospital. Her colleague was only slightly injured.
Police in Charleroi tweeted: “Two police officers injured by machete in front of police by someone shouting Allahu Akbar.
“Individual was shot but is alive.”
There are unconfirmed reports that the attacker shot by cops ‘has died’.
A witness told RTL that he heard gunshots at the scene and there is an ambulance at the scene.
He added: “The police asked to remain inside and close all.”
The identity of the perpetrator and his motives are still unclear.
European cities remain on high alert following a spate of terror attacks including the Nice atrocity which left 84 people dead on Bastille Day.
On March 22 three coordinated suicide bombings killed 32 people and injured 300. Two of them took place at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and one was at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.