Fatal Hand Grenade Explosion In Belgian City

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Sky News

Emergency services at the sceneEmergency services gather at the scene of the attack

2:19pm UK, Tuesday December 13, 2011

Two people have died and at least 47 are injured after a hand grenade explosion in the Belgian city of Liege, according to reports.

Witnesses said up to three men threw up to four grenades at a bus station in the central square of Place Saint-Lambert.

Unconfirmed reports suggested one of the attackers is among the dead, but police have warned at least two of the assailants may still be at large.

Liege

They have warned residents to remain in their homes or inside shops in the city.

Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported shots had also been fired.

At least one of the attackers has been arrested, while another fled into a nearby building, believed to be the law courts, the paper claimed.

One witness told RTL TV he heard three “large explosions” and then a series of shots ringing out.

 

Emergency services at the sceneEmergency services blocked off the Place Saint-Lambert. Picture: Gaspard Grosjean

He said: “There were sounds of gunfire and then everyone scattered.

“I just hid myself…there was total panic.”

Valerie Schaaps, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, confirmed there had been explosions and gunfire, and that there were injuries.

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