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Originally posted by detachedindividual
I'm not sure I'm believing the theory that this was about liberating prisoners from the courthouse. It looks to me from the images that the bus shelter was attacked, that's not conducive to an attempt to liberate anyone.
And why would someone be on foot, throwing grenades, would they then try to outrun the police on foot?
Sorry, I'm not buying that explanation.
The latest is that there were three attackers, one killed himself by gunshot to the head, another was arrested and the third is still on the run. That doesn't sound like they had a vehicle to escape with anyone.
The spokesman on the phone to the BBC is saying that there was not an attack on the courthouse, they hit the bus stop and then tried to get to the courthouse after that.
Very sad indeed.edit on 13-12-2011 by detachedindividual because: BBC, not Sky
Originally posted by Cyanhide
For the Belgians out here, call me crazy, but i think its a strange coincident that yesterday the whole train traffic was abrupted in Brussels for 2 hours, all because a train supposedly hit a man on the tracks.
Originally posted by Hessdalen
reply to post by detachedindividual
not all criminals are intelligent...500€ and you can get your ak-47 and some smokes...
3:12 p.m.: Nordine Amrani, the deceased author of the killing of Liege, is known by the police. In our archives, this article talks about his conviction three years earlier: "The Criminal Court sentenced Cork, Tuesday, Nordine Amrani, Liégeois a 29-year to 58 months in prison for possession of a dozen weapons and parts 9500 and 2800 for the cultivation of cannabis plants.The court has also fined 11,000 euros and gave the forfeitures in the amount of 76,500 euros. " "
The attacker is understood to have acted alone; he had hand grenades and a kalachnikov. He shot into the crowd on the place Saint Lambert before being killed himself by a grenade. There was also another person killed. The attacker is known to the police, notably for drug offences.
14:54 Several sources are being quoted, including the mayor of Liege, Willy Demeyer, claiming the violence was down to an attempted escape from the nearby courthouse. Andre Meekes tweeted: Twitter Apparently it was an escape from the court in Liege, is this the world we live in......