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The Wall Street Journal: Belgian machete attack being investigated as terrorism

BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities have opened a terrorism probe following a weekend machete attack on two police officers in the city of Charleroi for which the terror group Islamic State claimed responsibility.

The assailant, who was fatally shot during the attack, was identified Sunday by the authorities as a 33-year-old Algerian man who had been living in Belgium illegally since 2012.

There weren’t any indications of accomplices or large-scale planning behind Saturday’s attack, which left one of the officers with serious injuries to her face and neck. The assailant wasn’t carrying explosives or any other weapon, and while he was known to authorities over his visa infractions, he wasn’t known to have any terror links, federal authorities said.

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