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Maybe calling these terror attacks is questionable. Perhaps what we are seeing is the European Intifada. Armed with knives and swords these attackers are nevertheless relentless.
http://www.rt.com/uk/400922-police-buckingham-palace-detained/Brussels TERROR: Knifeman SHOT DEAD after shouting 'Allahu Akbar' & attacking two soldiers
A KNIFEMAN has been shot dead after trying to attack soldiers on patrol in Brussels, police have confirmed.
By WILL KIRBY & NICOLE STINSON
PUBLISHED: 00:00, Sat, Aug 26, 2017 | UPDATED: 08:14, Sat, Aug 26, 2017
The attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" (Arabic for 'God is Great') twice before attempting to murder to the two soldiers, according to the Belgian federal prosecutors.
He was taken to hospital after being shot but he has since died.
A spokeswoman for the prosecution service said earlier: "With the identity that we currently have it is a 30-year-old man who is not known for terrorist activities.”
The incident is now being treated as an attempted terrorist murder.
Local media are reporting that the attacker was a Belgian of Somali origin but details about his identity have not yet been released authorities.
Images on social media show a police cordon on the pavement on Boulevard Emile Jacqmain and a number of police officers stood nearby.
Brussels mayor Philip Close said the alert status, which is currently just one off the maximum level, had not been increased.
He added: ”Initial indications are ... that it is an isolated attack, a single person.”
The soldiers suffered minor injuries in the attack, with one suffering a head wound while another was struck in the hand.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted: "All our support is with our soldiers. Our security services remain on alert. We are following the situation closely.”
Witness Ryan MacDonald tweeted: “Sound of gunshot, heavy police presence outside on Boulevard Emile Jacqmain, Brussels.”
Just three days ago, jihadis called for vehicles to mow down pedestrians on the Rue Neuve, just metres from where the attacker was shot this evening.
The streets of Brussels are being patrolled by soldiers after the security threat was heightened in the wake of devastating terror attacks in the country and in nearby Paris over the last three years.
In 2016 coordinated ISIS suicide bombers in the Belgian capital killed 35 and injured 340 in the deadliest terror strike the nation had ever seen.
And in June this year troops killed a suspected suicide bomber before he could strike the city's central train station in what authorities treated as a terrorist incident.
Knifeman detained in suspected terrorist attack near Buckingham Palace, 2 officers hurt
Published time: 25 Aug, 2017 20:26
Edited time: 26 Aug, 2017 05:25
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in London on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police on the Mall near Buckingham Palace, the Metropolitan Police reported, adding that the case is now being investigated by their counterterrorism division.
“A man in his mid-twenties has been arrested by police after they spotted a weapon inside his car. The quick and brave actions of both officers meant that the suspect was detained very quickly,” Detective Superintendent Guy Collings said in a statement.
While the officers were trying to arrest him, they suffered minor injuries to their arms and were treated at the scene by the London Ambulance Service.
The statement added that no other people were affected by the attack, which took place at 20:35 local time. While the investigation is ongoing, the man is also being held under the 2000 Terrorism Act.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command are now investigating the incident which occurred near Buckingham Palace on the evening of Friday, 25 August,” read a further statement from the Met Police.
No others persons have been reported injured following the attack.
Queen Elizabeth was not in residence in the palace when the attack outside the palace happened.
The Telegraph is reporting that the palace was “on lockdown” following the attack, while the police have said it is too early to state whether the incident was terror-related.
The incident occurred just hours after a knife-wielding man was shot and killed in Brussels after attacking a group of soldiers while shouting “Allahu akbar.”