A Somali mujahid with a machete shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as he rushed two soldiers in Brussels tonight. One of the soldiers was wounded slightly before the other soldier shot the jihadi dead.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this brief news clip, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Below is a report from The Telegraph about the incident:
Machete-Wielding Man Shot Dead in Brussels Terror Attack After Attacking Soldiers
A knife-wielding man was shot dead on Friday after wounding a soldier in Brussels, in what authorities called a “terrorist attack”.
The man, who prosecutors said yelled ‘Allahu akbar’ (God is greatest) during the violence, was shot by soldiers on a street in the city centre.
“We believe that it is a terrorist attack,” said a prosecutors’ office spokeswoman, who added the attacker “is dead.”
The incident comes after attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in Spain last week killed 15 people and a knifeman’s stabbing spree in Finland left two dead and eight wounded.
One of the two soldiers targeted was “slightly” wounded, according to federal prosecutors, who have opened a terror probe of that attack launched around 8:00 pm (1800 GMT).
The mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, told reporters the incident was the work of a “lone individual”.
Soldiers have been deployed at railway stations and landmark buildings since the Paris terror attacks in 2015, when a link to Brussels was first established.
Freddie Martyn, 25, told the Telegraph: “Just picked up my brother from the train station. We saw two to three ambulances, three army dogs, 10 police officers and the same amount of soldiers.
“Apparently a guy with a machete attacked one soldier and apparently it all went very quickly. They thought he had a bomb on him. They fired two shots directly at him and took him out.”
|00:00||A knife attack in Belgium. A man|
|00:04||assaulted soldiers downtown Brussels on Friday night|
|00:08||before being shot by the sentries on duty.|
|00:12||The events occurred shortly after 8pm, close to the Grand Place [Main Square].|
|00:16||The attacker, a Somali man about thirty years old, targeted two soldiers,|
|00:20||one of whom was lightly injured in the hand. The magistrate leans|
|00:24||towards a terrorist motive, but it appears to be an isolated act.