Brussels police have shot a woman after she seriously wounded three people with a machete.
According to Belgian media reports, the woman attacked people who were alighting from a bus in the Uccle suburb of Brussels on Monday.
Two of the victims were severely wounded, while a third suffered minor injuries.
The attacker was also taken to hospital because police shot her in the arm after she refused to drop her weapon.
Police sources said the woman was of Asian descent and has a history of mental illness, noting that the incident is most probably not terror-related.
The attack was met with a heavy police response; multiple patrols were summoned to the scene which was cordoned off from the public.
The country has been on high alert after two bomb attacks, claimed by the Daesh terror group, hit the Brussels airport and the city’s metro on March 22, leaving 32 people dead and hundreds more injured.
In mid-June reports, Belgian security and intelligence sources said Belgium and France are facing a fresh wave of “imminent” terrorist attacks by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists returning from the conflict zones in the Middle East.
In February, the European Union’s criminal intelligence agency Europol said up to 5,000 trained members of Daesh were at large in Europe.