Attack in Belgium's Liege Leaves People Dead

World | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 15:35|  views

A view of emergency vehicles in Saint-Lambert square where attackers threw multiple grenades in Liege, Belgium, 13 December 2011. EPA/BGNES

At least 2 persons are reported killed and dozens of others injured as a result of two attacks in south eastern Belgian city of Liege Tuesday.

The attacks are reported by local media to have been carried out around noon at the central Saint-Lambert square.

Between 2 and 4 attackers have thrown hand grenades in the building of the local court and at a bus stop, with people also shooting from the rooftop of a bakery in the area.

According to reports, one of the two persons killed is one of the attackers, after a shootout with police.

Police have shut down the area of the Saint-Lambert square, with shooting continuing to be heard into the early afternoon, report Belga and RTL.

Reports have it that 64 persons total have been injured during the attack.

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