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Car hits crowd in Belgium: Four people injured
18:32, 20 August 2017
Car hits crowd in Belgium: Four people injured

Belgian authorities have treated the attack as an attempted homicide rather than terrorism

18:32, 20 August 2017

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Three people intentionally rammed a car into a group of people in the town of Assenois in Belgium, reports Lavenir.

According to the report, as a result of the incident four people were injured, one of which is now in serious condition.

After the attack the offenders tried to escape, but they were detained by the police near the town of Aubi-sur-Semois.

Sudinfo newspaper reported that the incident took place at around 03:30 a.m. local time (01:30 GMT) in an area where an open air party was taking place.

Belgian authorities have treated the attack as an attempted homicide rather than terrorism, according to the publication. It is too early to talk about a terrorist act, they believe in the police.

On Thursday, a van hit pedestriansin the center of Barcelona, killing 14 people and reportedly injuring over 130 others of 34 nationalities. Hours after the incident, another vehicle attack took place in Catalonia’s southern town of Cambrils. In the attack, a police officer and six civilians were injured and at least one of them died later.

The police suspects imam of a mosque of organizing an attack in Catalonia. According to law enforcers, he has repeatedly traveled to Belgium since 2015 and now may be hiding there.

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