Apparently, the Somali Muslim attacker who was shot by police has died at the hospital. The soldiers suffered minor injuries in the attack, with one injured in the head and the other in the hand.
UK EXPRESS The attacker shouted “Allahu Akbar” (Arabic for ‘God is Great’) twice before attempting to murder to the two soldiers, according to the Belgian federal prosecutors. He was taken to hospital after being shot but he has since died.
A spokeswoman for the prosecution service said earlier: “With the identity that we currently have it is a 30-year-old man who is not known for terrorist activities.” The incident is now being treated as an attempted terrorist murder.
Belgian media are reporting that the attacker was a Somali man but details about his identity have not yet been released.
Images on social media show a police cordon on the pavement on Boulevard Emile Jacqmain and a number of police officers stood nearby. Gunshots were reportedly heard in the Belgian capital with prosecutors confirming the man tried to attack two soldiers who were on patrol.