Brussels attack: Man shot after stabbing troops

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In recent times, Brussels have been a hot bed for terrorist's attacks; recall in June that troops shot dead a suspected suicide bomber at Brussels' central train station.

The man shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great" in Arabic) twice while carrying out the attack, according to the federal prosecutor's office spokeswoman, Esther Natus.

Belgium's federal prosecutor said the attacker injured two soldiers, one on the hand, the other on the head.

There has been a large military presence in the city since terrorist attacks in March 2016 killed 32 people.

An individual who had attacked soldiers of patrol in Belgium with a knife, had a fake weapon and two Koran books with him, the office of the county's prosecutor said in a statement on Saturday.

The situation played out the evening of August 25 and is being treated as a terrorist incident. The man later died in the hospital as a result of his injuries.

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The soldiers were lightly wounded in the attack.

During the attack, the man rushed at several soldiers from behind and struck them with a knife, prompting one of them to open fire. However, Belgian police said that the man had no previous affiliations to any terror organizations.

Also on Friday, two London police officers were slightly injured as they arrested a man outside Buckingham Palace after spotting a knife in his vehicle.

The country's prime minister Charles Michel also tweeted: 'All our support is with our soldiers.

Friday's incident happened in an area with many bars and restaurants and not far from the Grand Place historic square, a major tourist attraction. La Dernière Heure, a Brussels newspaper, reported that the man had no known connections to terrorism-related offenses. "Our security services stay vigilant and we monitor the situation closely", he said.