Islamic State claims Belgium attack, provides no evidence -statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a knife and shooting attack in the Belgian city of Liege, but provided no evidence for its claim. It said in an online statement a 'soldier of the caliphate' had carried out the attack on Tuesday which killed two policewomen and a bystander. Islamic State regularly claims attacks that are thought to be Islamist-inspired, often without providing any proof the group was involved

Reuters May 31, 2018 02:05:43 IST
Islamic State claims Belgium attack, provides no evidence -statement

Islamic State claims Belgium attack provides no evidence statement

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a knife and shooting attack in the Belgian city of Liege, but provided no evidence for its claim.

It said in an online statement a "soldier of the caliphate" had carried out the attack on Tuesday which killed two policewomen and a bystander.

Islamic State regularly claims attacks that are thought to be Islamist-inspired, often without providing any proof the group was involved.

(Reporting by Ali Abdelaty, John Davison; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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