Breaking News: 3 murdered in terror attack in Belgium

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Hardly a month passes without fanatical jihadists causing carnage In Europe. Only a few hours ago, a deranged gunman gunned down two female police officers and a civilian on the streets of Liege in Belgium.

The murderer was heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic).

The shooting unfolded late morning on Tuesday near a cafe in the city centre. Prosecutors said the man followed and attacked the officers with a knife, before taking a gun from them and opening fire.

He also shot dead a 22-year-old man who was sitting in the passenger seat of a parked car as he walked in the direction of a nearby school, where he briefly took a member of staff hostage. Armed police officers then arrived at the scene, but the terrorist began firing at the officers in an attempt to escape, injuring a number of them before he was shot dead.

Belgium will see more and more of these attacks in future. The 2015 attacks in Paris were masterminded by Jihadists living in the sprawling Muslim ghetto of Molenbeek in Brussels. Belgium has the highest Muslim population in the European Union.

The small nation at the heart of Europe is also home to the Islam party, which is due to stand in elections and is expected to gain seats in the Belgium parliament.

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