Brussels suicide attacker targets Qatar ambassador

Eight policeman injured in vehicle attack on Qatar diplomat
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Eight police offers were injured when a driver rammed into a motorcade escorting a Qatari delegation into the royal palace in Brussels, according to reports yesterday. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A palace spokesperson in Brussels told the AFP news service that the driver, who survived the incident, said he was trying to commit suicide. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The report added the injured policemen had been escorting the ambassador of Qatar into the palace to present his credentials to Belgian monarch King Albert II when the attack took place.(AFP/Getty Images)
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The incident comes just as it was reported a man set fire to a Shi'ite mosque in Brussels, resulting in the death of the local imam. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Interior Minister Joelle Milquet said the suspect stormed into the mosque with an axe, a knife and fuel, shouting about the crisis in Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
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“Belgium will not tolerate this type of act and the importing of this type of conflict on its territory,” Milquet said of the mosque attack, adding that the government would take “all necessary measures” in coming days to prevent attacks. (AFP/Getty Images)