August 26, 2017 / 8:06 PM / a month ago

Islamic State claims responsibility for Brussels stabbing - Amaq

A policemen stands on the scene after Belgian soldiers shot a man who attacked them with a knife, in Brussels, Belgium August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a knife attack on soldiers in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Friday, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Saturday.

“The executor of the stabbing operation in Brussels is a soldier of the Islamic State and carried out the operation in response to calls for attacks against coalition states,” Amaq said, referring to a U.S.-led coalition fighting the Sunni militant group.

Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by Ahmed Aboulenein

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