A terrorist gunman shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ knifed two policewomen before grabbing one of their weapons and shooting them dead before going on a rampage in the Belgian city of Liege today.
The attacker also shot dead a 22-year-old man before being killed by anti-terrorist officers.
The suspect, who was reportedly dressed in black and wearing a backpack, opened fire after being questioned in a routine documents check by officers in the street near a cafe in the centre of the city.
He is said to have disarmed one of the officers and opened fire.
Police said the attacker was a prison inmate who had been granted a few hours release on Monday but failed to return to prison. The attacker was known drug offender, according to reports.
Although the motive for the attack was not immediately clear, Belgium terror prosecutors have now taken over the case.