Two policewomen wounded in machete attack in Belgium
A man wielding a machete and shouting “Allahu Akbar!” (“God is greatest” in Arabic) wounded two female police officers in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said.
On Twitter, they said the assailant had been shot and subsequently died of his injuries.
The attack happened outside the city’s main police station and comes as Europe is on high alert for attacks from Islamist militants.
Islamist bombers killed 32 people in suicide attacks in Brussels in March, and many of the jihadists who carried out attacks on Paris last November in which 130 people died were based in Belgium.