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Belgian Police Wounded in Machete Attack

Two police officers in Belgium were wounded today by a machete-wielding attacker who shouted "Allah Akhbar" outside a police station, Belgian officials said.

Police said the two female officers were attacked outside the station in Charleroi, a city south of Brussels. The assailant yelled the Arabic phrase while launching the attack. The individual was shot but is alive, officials said.

"Two policewomen officers injured by machete in front of police office by someone shouting Allah Akhkbar. Individual was shot but is alive," a tweet posted by Charleroi police read in French.

This is a breaking news story, check back for updates.

ABC News’ Paul Pradier and Kirit Radia contributed to this report.


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