Two dead in grenade, gun attack in Belgian city

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Two people were killed and around a dozen injured when attackers opened fire opened fire Tuesday on a busy central square in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, media said.

The attack took place around noon on Saint-Lambert square, home to the town's courthouse and located near a busy Christmas market, Belga news agency said.

One of two or more assailants threw stun grenades into the courthouse while another was hurled at a bus shelter, RTL-TV1 said.

Shots were fired across the square by gunmen posted on the rooftop of a bakery shop, with further shots heard later from across town.

Police cordoned off the square and gave chase to the assailants, one of whom was reportedly killed.

Police were not immediately available for comment.

© 2011 AFP

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