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Attacker shouts 'Allahu Akhbar,' wounds 2 police in Belgium

  • Police secure the area near to the scene of a machete attack on two police officers Saturday Aug. 6, 2016, outside the police station in Charleroi, Belgium. The attack happened Saturday at a checkpoint providing an additional layer of security outside the town police station. (RTL via AP)

    Police secure the area near to the scene of a machete attack on two police officers Saturday Aug. 6, 2016, outside the police station in Charleroi, Belgium. The attack happened Saturday at a checkpoint providing an additional layer of security outside the town police station. (RTL via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers check the identification of a man near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.  Two female officers were attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akhbar" outside a police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Police officers check the identification of a man near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.  Two female officers were attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akhbar" outside a police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers check identification of a man near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, following a machete attack in the area.  A man attacked two police officers with a weapon near the headquarters on Saturday before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Police officers check identification of a man near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, following a machete attack in the area. A man attacked two police officers with a weapon near the headquarters on Saturday before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

Belgian police say two female officers have been attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akhbar" outside a police station in the city of Charleroi.

Police in the city said in a message posted on Twitter that the attacker was shot but is still alive. The attack occurred in front of Charleroi police station.

A police officer reached by telephone declined to make further comments.

The attack happened as police in Belgium remain on high alert in the wake of attacks which killed 32 people in March this year.