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The Latest: Belgium police attacker dies after being shot

  • Police officers secure the scene, near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium, 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 secure the scene, near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium, 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 secure the area near to the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium, 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 secure the area near to the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium, 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 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)

The Latest on the attack against two female officers in Belgium (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

Belgian police say a man who shouted "Allahu Akbar" while he attacked two female officers with a machete has died after being shot by police.

Police in the city Charleroi fist said the attacker was still alive after the attack in front of Charleroi police station. They later announced in a message on Twitter that he had died of his wounds.

They also said the officers are "out of danger."

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel condemned the attack which happened as the country remains on high alert in the wake of the Brussels suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 32 people in March.

"Thoughts go with the victims, their relatives and police officers," Michel wrote on Twitter. "We are closely monitoring the situation."

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6:10 p.m.

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.