Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns deadly attack in Belgium

Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns deadly attack in Belgium

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Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns deadly attack in Belgium

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on May 29 condemned an attack in Belgium’s eastern city of Liege that left three people dead. 

“We condemn the attack that took place in Liege, Belgium, which caused the loss of the lives of two policemen and a civilian,” the ministry said in a written statement.

The ministry also offered its condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Belgium.

According to Belgian media reports, the attacker followed two female police officers and stabbed them several times before grabbing their firearms and shooting them dead. He then shot and killed a passenger in a parked car.

The reports said two other officers were injured before the attacker was “neutralized” after having taken a woman hostage.

The situation is now under control, public broadcaster Radio Television Belge Francophone (RTBF) said on its website.

The incident took place on the Boulevard d’Avroy in Liege on the morning of May 29. The motive is still unclear, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

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