The TT is guessing that the Sharia4Belgium is connected to this but it’s just a gut feeling right now, no concrete information on who is behind it. KGS
UPDATE: It was the bus stop outside a court where a sentance was handed down to a muslim who was convicted of an honour killing. Looks like it’s now a show of force, the right to slaughter your daughters or not.
- Men armed with grenades attack Belgian city (AP)
- Possible linkage to Pakistani honor case
- Four Killed in Gun Attack in Belgium: Report
(Reuters) – A gunman killed four people, including himself, in an attack in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday, Belgian media reported. The man, named by Belgian press agency Belga as 32-year-old Nordine Amrani, opened fire and threw explosives on a city centre square which was hosting a Christmas market.
Witnesses said up to three men threw up to four grenades at a bus station in the central square of Place Saint-Lambert.
Unconfirmed reports suggested one of the attackers is among the dead, but police have warned at least two of the assailants may still be at large
They have warned residents to remain in their homes or inside shops in the city.
Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported shots had also been fired.
At least one of the attackers has been arrested, while another fled into a nearby building, believed to be the law courts, the paper claimed.
One witness told RTL TV he heard three “large explosions” and then a series of shots ringing out.
Emergency services blocked off the Place Saint-Lambert. Picture: Gaspard Grosjean
He said: “There were sounds of gunfire and then everyone scattered.
“I just hid myself…there was total panic.”
Valerie Schaaps, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, confirmed there had been explosions and gunfire, and that there were injuries.