King Albert and Queen Paola

King Albert and Queen Paola

Belgium's King Albert and Queen Paola have visited Liege to pay their respects following a gun and grenade attack.

The whole country shares in the pain. This is an isolated case. This is not about terrorism.

Gunman Nordine Amrani left five people dead and over 100 injured in his assault on a Christmas market yesterday (13.12.11), before fatally shooting himself.

His victims included two teenage boys, a 75-year-old woman and an 18-month-old baby, who died in hospital last night.

The final victim was a 45-year-old woman found in a warehouse used by the gunman this morning (14.12.11).

King Albert and Paola arrived in Liege last night to visit the injured, and pay their respects to the dead, alongside newly sworn in Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo.

Eli said: "The whole country shares in the pain. This is an isolated case. This is not about terrorism."

The royals have yet to make a statement, but are expected to be joined by other key figures in Liege today.

Authorities stressed that the attack was carried out by Nordine acting alone, that he had no links to terrorist groups and his motives were personal.

Describing the attack, Dimitri Degryse, who was near the central square where they took place, said: "I heard a loud boom. I thought it was something on my car that was broken or something. Then a few seconds after a second boom, and I saw all the glass breaking, I saw people running, screaming."


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