2 Hurt in Amsterdam Station Stabbing, Attacker Shot

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Two people were hurt during a stabbing incident at Amsterdam's busy Central Station on Friday morning before the alleged attacker was shot and wounded, Dutch police said.

"A suspect has been shot after a stabbing incident at Amsterdam Central Station," Dutch police said on Twitter, indicating that the station had been evacuated and closed off to all rail traffic.

However, police shortly afterwards issued an update to say there was "no talk" of a complete evacuation and only two platforms had been closed off to passengers.

The two wounded people and the knife-wielding suspect were taken to hospital, Amsterdam police said.

Trams, which leave from the front of the station were not running, the police added, saying more information was not immediately available.

Around 250,000 people travel through Central Station every day, according to statistics provided by the Amsterdam.info travel guide.

The station is located on the Dutch capital's historic canal-ringed city center.

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Thumb joebustani 31 August 2018, 15:17

Sources within the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) revealed to Maartje Van de Berg, Al Manar resident Bureau Chief in Amsterdam, the assailant is a Shia Iranian born to a Lebanese mother who hails from the town of Brital in Lebanon's Eastern mountain range. Brital is a hub for Iranian backed Hezbollah's drug trade and criminal activities and is outside the control of Beirut's central government.

The assailant who goes by the nom de guerre of 'Abal Abbas', a reference to a shady medieval shia religious symbol, confessed without further delay he was ordered by the terror group's leader to carry out the attack on innocent civilians to draw attention to U.S sanctions against Iran.

Hezbollah is a world renowned Shia terror organization with confirmed links to organized crime, drug trade, money laundering, human trafficking and child abuse with operations spanning the four corners of the world.

Source: Agence France Presse