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Deadly explosives and gun attack at Belgian court

Deadly explosives and gun attack at Belgian court
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Four people have been killed and 75 injured in a gun and grenade attack in Belgium.

Local officials say the dead include the attacker who opened fire in the main square of the city of Liege and threw three grenades. Liege is about 90 kilometres east of the capital Brussels.

One eyewitness said: “I was in the centre of town and I saw a guy take a Kalashnikov out. He showered the people with it. There were grenades that exploded. The bus shelters exploded. It was general panic.”

The city’s courtroom is reported to have been struck by one grenade. The attacker was shot dead by police according to Belgian media. He was said to have thrown grenades into a group of people waiting for a bus.

Liege’s Attorney General Cédric Visart de Bocarmé said one of those who was hurt was a young child whose injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

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