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Liège Attack: Death Toll Climbs to Six – Including 'Gun Freak'

Man named as Nordine Amrani threw hand grenades and shot at crowds of Christmas shoppers, wounding dozens, in Belgian city

Guardian (UK)

14 December 2011

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A convicted gun fanatic… opened fire… in the centre of the Belgian city of Liège, killing at least six people, including himself, and wounding at least 122, some critically.

Police said there were no indications that the dead assailant, a local man, had been involved with terrorism. Nor was there evidence of any ideological motivation…

An elderly woman died later of her injuries, as did a 23-month infant and a 20-year-old man.

The Liège prosecutor's office said 122 people were injured in the shootings and explosions…

The gunman was named as Nordine Amrani, a 33-year-old Liègeois who was known to be a "gun freak", according to the police. He was given a jail term of almost five years after police officers raided his metal workshop three years ago and found a dozen firearms…

Amrani arrived on the square with hand grenades, a rifle and a revolver…

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