IS claims Belgian machete attack

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s machete attack in Belgium.

A statement by the IS-affiliated Aamaq News Agency, posted Sunday on an IS-linked Twitter account, says the attack was carried out by one of the Islamic State group’s “soldiers.”

The statement says the attack on two policewomen in the city of Charleroi was in response to the “Crusader coalition’s” campaign against IS and its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

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