Liege shooting: Gunman kills at least three in Belgian city

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At least three people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, according to Belgium’s state broadcaster.

The dead in Tuesday’s attack included two police officers and a passer-by. The reason behind the attack is still unclear.

The alleged attacker is believed to have taken a woman hostage before being killed himself. 

Videos posted on social media showed police cars rushing to the scene of the attack sirens blaring as people fled the scene.

Liege, an industrial city close to the German border in the French-speaking Wallonia region, was also the scene of a shooting in 2011, when a gunman killed four people and wounded more than 100 before turning the gun on himself.

Belgium has been on high alert since a Brussels-based Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) cell was involved in attacks on Paris in 2015 that killed 130 people, as well as a 2016 attack in Brussels in which 32 were killed.

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