Man with machete hurts Belgian cops
BRUSSELS • A man wielding a machete and yelling "Allahu Akbar!" (God is greatest) injured two female police officers outside the main police station in the southern Belgian city of Charleroi yesterday, police said. In a tweet, they said the attacker had been shot but was alive.
Islamist bombers killed 32 people in suicide attacks in Brussels in March, and many of the militants who carried out attacks in Paris last November in which 130 people died were based in Belgium.
London knifing suspect, 19, charged
LONDON • A teenager accused of murdering a US tourist and injuring five others in a knife attack in central London made his first court appearance yesterday and was remanded in custody.
Zakaria Bulhan is charged with the murder of 64-year-old retired teacher Darlene Horton plus five counts of attempted murder following the incident on Wednesday evening in Russell Square.
The 19-year-old, who lives in Tooting in south London, is a Norwegian national of Somali origin who came to Britain as a young child in 2002.