ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels stabbing: Amaq

A screengrab shows a man on the pavement in the city centre of Brussels, Aug 25, 2017.
A screengrab shows a man on the pavement in the city centre of Brussels, Aug 25, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a knife attack on soldiers in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Friday, the group's Amaq news agency said on Saturday (Aug 26).

"The executor of the stabbing operation in Brussels is a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls for attacks against coalition states," Amaq said, referring to a US-led coalition fighting the Sunni militant group.

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