The Bevrijdingslaan in Ghent is currently closed after, according to bystanders, the police opened fire on a man. He would have previously attacked two others with a knife. The shot man is reportedly hit in the hand. Whether the victims he attacked with his knife suffered injuries is not clear. The public prosecutor’s office abstains from commenting for the time being.
The Bevrijdingslaan is closed off between Tulpstraat and Acaciastraat. According to bystanders on the street, a man with dark skin would have attacked two people with a knife. One of the two would have been hit in the belly. A police patrol present in the area rushed on the spot and intervened. The police were able to neutralize the attacker by shooting him in the hand. A tent was set up to hide the injured. It is not yet clear how they stand.
For the time being, the East Flanders Public Prosecutor’s Office can only confirm that an incident has occurred and is investigating the events.
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A US drone strike killed the sick leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen – weeks after wiping out Iran’s terror chief in Iraq, it has been reported.
Qassim al-Rimi, 41, was wiped out in a January air assault however American officials have been waiting for an ID on his body before making a public statement, the New York Times reports.
The evil terrorist, who was a member of Al Qaeda even before the 9/11 attacks, led the group’s branch in the Arabian Peninsula, located in Yemen.
It has been reported that the warped cult has been plotting terror attacks on the US and Europe.
The killing of al-Rimi will be a major blow to the group in Yemen – where militias funded by Saudi Arabia and Iran are waging a civil war in the country.
This follows the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani who was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3.
L’homme touché par des tirs de balle à Metz – Borny 🤭 pic.twitter.com/iEOYE31zYp— Salade Niçoise Clezga (@ClezgaOfficiel) January 5, 2020
⚡DERNIERE MINUTE – Metz : Un homme radicalisé (30 ans) a été interpellé par la police ce Dimanche vers 12h à Metz. Les policiers ont du faire usage de leur arme. L'individu, menaçant était armé d'un couteau et criait «Allah Akbar». (Source vidéo : BR FR) #terrorisme #Attentat pic.twitter.com/FIyQOK79WX— Rachid Lamor (@lamor_rachid) January 5, 2020
French police on Sunday shot and wounded a man who had rushed towards a group of policemen with a knife shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) in the eastern city of Metz, local officials said.
The incident at Metz came just two days after a man went on a knife rampage in the suburb of Villejuif just outside Paris on Jan. 3, killing one person and wounding two. The Villejuif attacker was subsequently shot dead by police.
The Metz local public prosecutor’s office said it was in contact with the French anti-terrorism prosecutor’s department over the incident, while French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner added he was monitoring the situation closely.
“I praise the quick thinking of the @PoliceNat57 (Moselle police force), which intervened to apprehend the individual. A probe is underway to determine the precise motivation and circumstances behind the act,” Castaner wrote on Twitter.
🔴🇫🇷ATTAQUE A #VILLEJUIF– Les policiers avaient tout d'abord tenté de neutraliser l'assaillant avec leur arme de poing (9mm). N'y arrivant pas, ils sont allés chercher leur fusil d'assaut dans leur voiture, avant d'abattre le terroriste. Un mort, trois blessés dont un très grave. pic.twitter.com/thDdx1auuo— La Plume Libre (@LPLdirect) January 3, 2020
Attaque au couteau à #Villejuif, l’assaillant abattu par la police, une personne tuée.— Agnès Marion ن (@_AgnesMarion) January 3, 2020
Pour la racaille, c’est une bavure policière, pour nous, c’est une nouvelle fois la 🇫🇷 qu’on attaque en plein cœur en poignardant des citoyens.
Mes pensées pour les victimes et leurs proches 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/p20PFajmta
A man armed with a knife attacked several people at random in the Hautes-Bruyères departmental park in Villejuif (Val-de-Marne) this Friday around 2 p.m. He was shot dead by the police.
The attacker was neutralized by police from the Villejuif Anti-Crime Brigade (BAC) who opened fire several times, and was seriously injured.
The man was neutralized near the Carrefour supermarket in L’Hay-les-Roses according to a police source. The hotel is located near the town of Villejuif.
At least two of the victims were reportedly injured by the assailant, one seriously.
Mikail Miziyev, 18, and Akhmed Imagozhev, 22, attacked a police checkpoint in Magan, Russia, on New Year’s Eve, killing officers Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev and Zurab Daurbekov.
- Mikail Miziyev, 18, and Akhmed Imagozhev, 22, attacked police in Magan, Russia
- Officers Zelemkhan Kokorkhoev, 34, and Zurab Daurbekov killed in the attack
- Video shows Islamists running one of the men over before stabbing the other
- Miziyev shot dead while Imagozhev, an arm wrestling champion, was wounded