ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels stabbing

Belgian PM says security services remain on alert after ISIS claims responsibility for Friday knife attack.

Arutz Sheva Staff,


A 30-year-old Somalian man on Friday stabbed a Brussels soldier with a machete, before being shot to death.

Two soldiers were lightly wounded in the attack, for which ISIS later claimed responsibility.

According to Belgian media, the attacker shouted, "Allahu Akhbar (Arabic for G-d is great - ed.)!" before stabbing his victims.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel tweeted on Friday night, "All our support is with our soldiers. Our security services remain on alert. We are following the situation closely."

Belgium's security alert level is currently at second-highest, indicating a "serious and real threat" of terror attacks. It will not be raised.

Shortly after the Brussels, stabbing, a man attacked two police officers outside London's Buckingham Palace.

Brussels has been hit by several terrorist attacks. In June, an Islamic State (ISIS) sympathizer set off a bomb at a Brussels Central Station.

In March 2016, terrorists affiliated with ISIS carried out a coordinated attack at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and Maalbeek metro station in the city, killing 32 people.