'Terrorist' attacker dies after being shot by soldiers in Brussels: prosecutors

Updated 2017-08-26 10:00:57 Xinhua
Investigators inspect the site of an attack in downtown Brussels, capital of Belgium, on Aug. 25, 2017. A man was shot, and seriously injured, by Belgian soldiers on Friday evening after trying to assault them with a knife, local police said. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)

Investigators inspect the site of an attack in downtown Brussels, capital of Belgium, on Aug. 25, 2017. A man was shot, and seriously injured, by Belgian soldiers on Friday evening after trying to assault them with a knife, local police said. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)

A man was shot, and seriously injured, by Belgian soldiers on Friday evening after trying to assault them with a machete in downtown Brussels.

He later died at hospital, according to the Federal Prosecutor's Office of Belgium, calling him "terrorist".

The incident took place at 8:20 p.m. local time at Emile Jacqmain Bouleva

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