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Explosions in the centre of the Belgian city of Liege have killed at least two people and wounded about 12, Belgian media say.
They say several men threw grenades and fired on a crowd at a bus stop.
Some reports say one of the attackers is among the dead. Local media said another had been seized by police but gunfire was continuing.
The area has been sealed off. There is no word on who carried out the attack.
Originally posted by pazcat
RTE has one grenade thrown into a courthouse.
At least ten people were injured. The news portal "7sur7" reported that the bombers have killed themselves. There are unconfirmed reports of further deaths. The TV channel RTL-TVI reported three men were thrown grenades. This was stated by the police but so far neither confirmed nor denied. On the hunt for a suspected accomplice, it was several hundred meters from the Place Saint-Lambert came to a shootout between police and fugitives, "reported LeVif.be".
A true "man hunt"
No suspects have been arrested for now. "There is a real manhunt," said our reporter there. "People are down and there's blood on the floor," says he.
A man would have thrown a grenade in the Palace of Justice in Liege. Two other grenades were thrown into the crowd, up from bus stops in place. According to Belga, a person apparently aged about forty years, was standing on the platform above a bakery ("hot spot") to initiate the explosive devices on the bus shelters.
Also on St. Paul Street
Explosions were also heard St. Paul Street, a street near the Place Saint-Lambert, killing at least five injured.
Ambulances from the Netherlands to reinforce
Place Saint-Lambert is closed to traffic, there is a large deployment of police, ambulances and SMUR, some from as far Maastricht. The Christmas market traders were invited to remain confined to their cabins. All the shops around were closed, leaving many customers stranded inside: "We closed the door and we started away with the customers," reflects Patricia, a shopping Liege, Bel RTL.
According to the Nouvel Observateur, the authorities of the City of Liège say it would be an attempt to escape from the Palace of Justice.
At least two authors are the cause of the facts. Ils auraient utilisé des explosifs de type thunderflash et une arme kalashnikov. They would have used explosives and weapon type Thunderflash Kalashnikov.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Am I the only one who's considered that Anders Behring Breivik might not have been lying or exaggerating when he said there were far right cells across Europe?
I hate to say it, but that's the first thing that came to mind.
Originally posted by soulwaxer
reply to post by fiftyfifty
I am only 1 hour away from there. Just read on demorgen.be that a 2-year-old girl is among the victims. I will be following this closely.