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Two Brussels police stabbed in suspected 'terror attack'

"We have reason to believe that it is terror-related," federal prosecutor's spokesman Eric Van Der Sypt said, The Guardian reported. Photograph: (Getty)

Brussels, Belgium Oct 05, 2016, 04.53 PM (IST)

Two police officers in Brussels were stabbed on Wednesday in a possible terror attack, prosecutors said.

The attacker stabbed one officer in the neck and the other in the abdomen. The police officers' wounds were not life-threatening, Reuters reported.

The attacker, a 42-year-old Hicham D, was shot in the leg. The Belgian assailant was taken away in an ambulance, the prosecutors said.

The BBC reported that the attacker is believed to have links to jihadists who travelled to Syria to fight.

"We have reason to believe that it is terror-related," federal prosecutor's spokesman Eric Van Der Sypt said, The Guardian reported.

Belgium is on high alert after 32 people were killed in bombings at the city's airport and metro on 22 March.

Early on Wednesday, the city's Gare du Nord railway station was closed over a bomb scare.

(WION with inputs from Reuters)

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