2 police officers wounded by machete-wielding terrorist in Belgium, suspect killed

2 police officers wounded by machete-wielding terrorist in Belgium, suspect killed
Machete, fast becoming the weapon of choice among lone wolf terrorists (Image: boychat/Shutterstock)

Fox News and other news outlets are reporting that a man wielding a machete and shouting “Allahu Akbar” injured two police officers Saturday in southern Belgium. The attacker was shot and killed on the spot.

The injured officers are reported “out of danger” and expected to make a full recovery.

According to ,,, state broadcasting, one officer suffered severe injuries to her face while her colleague was slightly injured. It said a third officer shot the assailant.

[P]olice spokesman David Quinaux said the attacker carried the machete in a sports bag and pulled it out as he arrived at a security checkpoint outside police headquarters.

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said it wasn’t immediately clear if the assault, which he called an “act of barbarism” was the deed of a single person or something more elaborate.

In March, Islamist bombers killed 32 people in suicide attacks in Brussels. What’s more, many of the jihadists who carried out attacks on Paris last November, killing 130, were based in Belgium.

Last month, a machete attack in Germany left one person dead and two injured. That attack was carried out by a Syrian refugee, though police do not believe the killing was an act of terrorism.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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