Man with knife shot dead after stabbing soldier in central Brussels

Soldiers have been patrolling the streets of Brussels in the wake of recent terror attacks

A man, reported to be a 30-year-old Belgian citizen of Somalian descent, was shot late on Friday after attacking soldiers on patrol with a knife.

The soldiers were not seriously hurt in the attack with one receiving a wound to his face and the other with a wound to his hand.

In March 2016, bombers detonated explosives at Brussels Airport and at a Metro station in the city, killing 32 civilians and putting the city on lockdown.

Following close on the heels of the Barcelona attack, the incident is being treated as a terror attack, said Belgium's federal prosecutor's office. "The attacker was neutralized by the military and died as a result of his injuries".

Soldiers and extra police have been deployed at public buildings and around large gatherings ever since.

Belgium's anti-terror crisis center tweeted that the situation was "under control".




The prosecutor's office confirmed the soldiers shot and killed the man in the Belgian capital.

The attack in central Brussels came shortly before two British police officers were attacked outside Buckingham Palace in London.

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel offered the country's soldiers "all our support", writing on Twitter: "Our security services remain on alert".

Police said it was too early to say whether the incident was terrorism-related.

Sources did not report a name for the suspected terrorist. The assailant, a former army officer, 43, has been charged with "attempted murder in a context of terrorist" and "participation in the activities of a terrorist group".

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