According to the terror organization’s news agency, ISIS was responsible for the stabbing attack in the heart of the Belgian capital in which two soldiers were lightly wounded. The terrorist, a 30-year-old man of Somali origin, was shot by soldiers and later died from his injuries.
Local police at the scene of the attack Photo Credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News
The terrorist organization ISIS has taken responsibility for the stabbing attack in the center of Brussels on Friday night in which two soldiers were lightly wounded.
According to Ester Natus, the spokesperson for Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office, the terrorist attacked a group of soldiers with a knife, stabbing two of them in the face and hands while shouting “Allahu Akbar” in Arabic. Prosecutors have launched two investigations into the attack.
The 30-year-old Somali terrorist reportedly came to Belgium in 2004 and had been granted asylum in 2009. According to prosecutors, the terrorist had no known ties to ISIS but his record showed that he had committed assault and battery earlier this year.
As reported earlier by JOL, a similar attack occurred shortly afterwards in London: UK media outlets reported a similar terror attack by a suspect near Buckingham Palace. UK counter-terrorism police said that a suspect rammed into a police vehicle that was near the palace and then proceeded to attack police officers with a long sword while shouting “Allahu Akbar.”