A knife-wielding mujahid was shot dead by police today in South London — more on that below. A few minutes later a knife-wielding attacker was shot and wounded in Ghent, an ancient walled city in eastern Flanders, the Dutch-speaking portion of Belgium.
The London perp was definitely a culture-enricher — he has been identified as Sudesh Amman. However, there’s no clear indication yet of any cultural enrichment in the articles about the stabbings in Ghent.
Shooting-stabbing in the Brugse Poort area
Bevrijdingslaan in Ghent closed after shooting incident
Ghent — The busy Bevrijdingslaan in Ghent was rocked Sunday afternoon by a shooting incident. What happened is not yet clear. The police are at the scene en masse.
What exactly happened Sunday afternoon around 1600 hours is still unclear. The police have closed off the street, but are giving no further information. “The investigation is in progress, and we will give a statement later,” says the public prosecutor. Though the prosecutor’s office is giving no further statement for the time being, it speaks of a “serious incident.”
The reason for the incident is still unclear. But the bystanders in the Koffieshop cafe on the corner of Notelaarstraat tell what they saw. According to them, a young man was being chased by the police. When the officers told the man to stop, he — according to witnesses — made stabbing motions around himself. Two bystanders were wounded in this manner. One of the victims was reportedly struck in the stomach. The police then reportedly shot the attacker in the hand.
The fire department set up a tent on the street to treat people. The Bevrijdingslaan is closed between Notelaarstraat and Virginiastraat.
Many of the articles about the attack in Ghent say the stabber was a woman. And, interestingly, RT reports that she is “dark-skinned”, citing the Dutch-language news service HLN:
Police shoot suspected stabber in Belgium — immediately after London attack
Police in the Belgian city of Ghent have shot and injured a knife-wielding woman, after she stabbed two people. The incident took place around an hour after a “terrorist” knifeman was shot dead by police in London.
According to Belgian news site HLN, a dark-skinned woman attacked two passers-by with a knife on the Bevrijdingslaan street in central Ghent. The woman reportedly stabbed one of her victims in the stomach…
Armed police officers neutralized the woman with a gunshot to the hand, and she was taken into custody.
Police have also reportedly arrested a man, who is said to have been involved in the incident.
Below is a report from The Express about the jihad attack in London:
Streatham Shooting: Police Kill ‘Suicide Bomber’ With Three Shots in London High Street
A TERRORIST wearing a fake suicide vest was shot dead by police marksmen this afternoon as he ran down Streatham High Street stabbing terrified Sunday shoppers
Scotland Yard confirmed at least three people were injured in the attack and have been taken to hospital. They include one person who is in a life-threatening condition. The Metropolitan Police tweeted: “Three people are known to have been injured in the Streatham attack earlier this afternoon. One person is at hospital in a life-threatening condition. We are in the process of informing their family.
“A second victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene before being taken to hospital.
“A third victim has been taken to hospital – their condition is not life-threatening.”
The man shot by police was under active surveillance by anti-terror police, according to Sky News.
Hat tip for the Express article: Vlad Tepes.