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Belgium shooting LIVE: Two police officers are shot dead by a man

Two female police officers and a male passerby have been killed in a shooting outside a high school in east Belgium.

The attacker approached the two officers from behind in the city of Liege at around 10.30am local time (9.30 BST), before stabbing them, taking their guns and shooting them dead.

After killing the two officers, he then shot a 22-year-old male in a car before making his way on foot to a nearby school.

Four officers were injured as police and the attacker engaged in a shoot-out near the L’athénée Léonie de Waha, a secondary school in the city centre.  

The man reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he opened fire, local news website DHnet.be claimed.  

Minutes later, anti-terrorist special forces police could be seen surrounding the area, which went into lock down. The kidnapper was ‘neutralised’ at 11am local time (10am BST). 

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