- Two Belgian police officers attacked by man with a machete, police say
- The attacker was shot and killed by police
The assault occurred outside a police station in the center of Charleroi, which is about 30 miles south of Brussels.
The armed man penetrated a secure zone and wounded the officers, who suffered deep cuts around their faces, according to Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF). One officer was transported to a hospital, the other was less seriously wounded.
The attacker was shot by a third officer on the scene and died later at a hospital, according to RTBF.
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, on Twitter, said he was closely monitoring the situation: "I condemn strongly the attack in Charleroi. My thoughts are with the victims, their relatives and police officers."
A security perimeter was set up around boulevard Pierre Mayence.
The Belgian capital has been on high alert after terror attacks killed 31 people in March
. Two bombs exploded at the Brussels Airport, and a third went off at a metro station.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombings, which also wounded 300 people.