Soldier attacked in Brussels, culprit 'neutralised': Authorities

Soldier attacked in Brussels, culprit 'neutralised': Authorities

A man has been shot in the centre of Brussels after attacking two soldiers with a knife, prosecutors say.

The man was known to police for petty crimes but not for terror links, authorities said. "Soldiers at the scene responded".

The attacker, aged 30, was injured in the street but later died in hospital.

The soldiers were not seriously hurt in the attack but one had a facial wound and the other's hand was wounded.

"With the identity that we now have it is a 30-year-old man who is not known for terrorist activities", a spokeswoman for the prosecution service said. "Our security services stay vigilant and we monitor the situation closely", he said.

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Associated Press television images showed that police sealed off a main street near the Grand Place, a central square that is a popular tourist site.

The assailant yelled "Allahu akbar" (God is great) while pulling a knife on the soldiers who were on patrol in the center of the capital, the spokeswoman said.

"He was lying on the ground, appeared dead", he told AP.

Soldiers and extra police have been deployed at public buildings and around large gatherings for more than a year.

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