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2 arrested in Belgian August machete attack case

AP  |  Brussels 

Belgian authorities have charged two people with terrorist offenses linked to a machete attack on two police officers earlier this year.

The federal prosecutor's office announced today that two of six people detained earlier this week were charged with participating in a terror organization and attempted in a terror context.

A 33-year-old Algerian attacked and wounded two women officers with a machete at Charleroi's police station on August 6. He was shot dead by a third officer.

On Wednesday, police detained six people and seized a number of knives in anti-terror raids linked to the August attack.

Three people were released; the case of one other is pending; and two a man and woman in their thirties - were arrested.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 17:28 IST