As the UK’s number one source of education news and world news, Young Academic can bring you news of shocking terrorist attack in the unlikeliest of places. A gun and grenades were used in the built up centre of the Belgian city of Liege. Reports are now emerging that the attack has killed at least two people and wounded a further 47, one of these is said to be an infant.

Witnesses in Liege say a man, believed to be in his mid forties threw grenades at a bus stop in Place Saint Lambert, one of the busiest parts of the Belgian city. At least two other men are reported to have been involved although this is as yet, unconfirmed.

One of the attackers is thought to be among the dead and another has been detained by the Belgian authorities, while the other supposed attacker could well be involved in a standoff with the Police. Again, at present this is all conjecture as no official reports have been confirmed.

Other rumours include the fact that a fourth man fled the scene but TV images actually showed cobblestones covered in blood.

Seven victims are currently in a critical state in the local courthouse and doctors at the Liege city hospital are trying to save the life of an 18-month-old boy.

Following the incident, roads into the centre of the city have been sealed off and Police helicopters are monitoring the city. Explosive experts are also en route to the scene of the incident to try to shed some light on what seems to have been an unprovoked attack in a relatively busy but quiet city.

If you are reading this Young Academic World News Report from Liege then please send us in your views.  Did you witness what took place this afternoon? As always, drop us a line at [email protected]

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