Posted on April 21, 2021

Belgian Police Deployed After Clashes Between Chechens, Kurds

Agence France-Presse, April 17, 2021

Police were deployed in and around the Belgian city of Liege on Saturday to clamp down on a armed feud between rival groups of Chechens and Kurds after an assault the day before left one dead.

A Chechen man was killed Friday after being attacked by 20 to 30 men in Liege, Belgium’s fifth-biggest city {snip}

The attackers — all believed to be Kurds — were black-clad and wore ski masks, some wielding baseball bats and at least one firearm.


Three Kurds identified from the service station’s security cameras have been arrested for questioning.

Another 28 people — all Chechens — have been arrested for questioning and identity checks in relation to Friday’s deadly assault, and at least one firearm, a Kalashnikov assault rifle, has been seized, the magistrate said.

“We’ve never seen such incidents before in Liege,” he told AFP.