Deadly attack rocks Belgium

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  1. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Deadly attack rocks central Liege in Belgium

    A gunman has opened fire in the centre of the Belgian city of Liege, killing at least three people and wounding 75.

    The man also threw grenades into a crowded square from a rooftop before killing himself, reports say.


    The attacker was named as Nordine Amrani. He was known to police for firearms offences.

    Earlier reports said at least two more men were involved, but officials said the attacker acted alone. Terrorism was not a cause, they added.

    Amrani was jailed for 58 months in September 2008 for possessing firearms and drugs, media reports said.

    Officials did not confirm this, but said they were aware he had spent some time in prison.

    Blood on cobblestones

    Amrani had been asked to come for an interview at a police station in connection with charges against him.

    A resident of Liege, he left home with a gun, a pistol and three grenades in a bag, prosecutors said.

    Greg Ienco, a journalist at local newspaper La Meuse-Liège, described the scene of the attack.

    "We saw four explosions. I was in a building 200m from Saint Lambert Square," he said.

    "It was quite incredible. We saw one man on the roof who tried to kill people. This man killed himself with a grenade."

    Two of the three dead were teenage boys aged 15 and 17, the third a 75-year-old woman.

    TV images showed blood splattered across the cobblestones of Place Saint Lambert, where the attack happened.

    Doctors at a city hospital are trying to save the life of an 18-month-old boy injured in the attack. Several others are reported to be in a serious condition.

    Medical staff at a field hospital at the scene treated 52 of the injured. Some others made their own way to other hospitals.

    Roads into the centre of Liege were sealed off but vehicles are now coming back into the city.

    Explosives experts were called in to search the area for unexploded grenades. People were initially told to stay in buildings but are now returning to the streets.

    Place Saint Lambert is a busy intersection, served by hundreds of buses daily. It hosts an annual Christmas market which attracts some 1.5 million visitors a year.
     
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    Stolen wealth is running out and slowly and steadily violence is increasing.

    This quote from the joker comes to mind

     
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    I must be dyslexic, first read that as Deadly Rock Attacks Belgium. Thought it was another article about an asteroid.
     
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    kali-yug....
     

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