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PM sympathy over Liege gun rampage

David Cameron has passed on Britain's sympathies after a gunman went on the rampage in Belgium, killing at least three people and injuring scores more.

The attacker opened fire in the centre of Liege, and threw grenades into a crowded square before committing suicide.

Reports named the man as 33-year-old Nordine Amrani. He was said to have been jailed previously for firearms offences. Officials have indicated they believe he acted alone, and ruled out terrorism.

Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo said there were "no words to describe this tragedy".

"The whole country shares the pain of the families affected. We share the shock of the population," he added.

A Downing Street spokesman said: "The Prime Minister called Belgian Prime Minister Di Rupo ... to pass on his sympathy in the wake of the appalling attacks in Liege.

"He said that his thoughts and those of very many people in Britain were with all those involved."


From Belfast Telegraph