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Belgian shot in Jewish Museum attack in Brussels dies
Apolin Pepiezep, lawyer of Mehdi Nemmouche, the French Islamist arrested on suspicion of a triple murder at the Brussels Jewish Museum, walks next to a police officer on June 5, 2014, outside the Appeal court of Versailles, west of Paris. Nemmouche is to contest being handed over by France to Belgium, his lawyer said on June 5. Nemmouche's decision to contest the warrant could delay by several weeks his return to Belgium, where authorities wish to question him in connection with a May 24 shooting which left three people dead and another man in a critical condition. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON.
BRUSSELS (AFP).- A young Belgian man badly hurt in an attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels died of his injuries on Friday, the public prosecutor's office said.

The Belgian, who is in his early 20s, is the fourth fatality from the May 24 shooting. A Jewish couple and a French woman were killed immediately by a lone gunman.

The attack is suspected to be the work of a 29-year-old Frenchman, Mehdi Nemmouche, who has spent more than a year fighting with radical jihadists in Syria and who was detained days after the shooting.

It was the first such attack in Brussels in three decades, raising fears across Europe of a resurgence of anti-Semitic violence and of terror attacks from foreign fighters returning from Syria.

Nemmouche is being held in detention in France and has opposed extradition to Belgium.

Leaders of the G7 industrialised nations this week agreed to work together to tighten defences against the risk of attacks by European jihadists returning from Syria.


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