Four Killed, 75 Wounded In Attack In Belgian City Of Liege


Four people have been killed and 75 people injured in an armed attack in the centre of the city of Liege, 90 kms from Brussels Tuesday.

Shots were fired at a group of people that were waiting at a bus shelter on the busy Place Saint-Lambert, according to Belgian media reports.

One of those killed, named Nordine Amrani (32), was involved in carrying out the attack, said the reports.

Three of those injured in the attack are reported to be in a life-threatening condition.

Some witnesses reported that a group of men carried out the attack while others said that only one person was involved in the attack.

Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the Interior Minister Joelle Milquet are to visit the scene later today.

The police asked people in Liege city centre to stay indoors.

Nordine Amrani was sentenced to 58 months in prison in 2008 after a search of his home in Liege discovered 9,500 weapon parts, 10 complete weapons and 2, 800 cannabis plants, said the reports.

The President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, condemned the attack.

“I am deeply appalled by today’s deadly attack in Liege. My thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends. I wish the many injured a quick and full recovery and I am confident the Belgian authorities will fully investigate this cowardly act,” he said in a statement.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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