Local police indicated that two Afghans were injured, following two different fights which took place in Leuven (Flemish Brabant) on Thursday night. The first individual was injured when hitting a window. The second was stabbed and taken to hospital in a critical condition. The circumstances in which these incidents took place are still not clear.
The first incident happened in Parkstraat in Leuven. The police were called around 6 p.m., in respect of a fight involving a dozen or so men. When the police arrived, these Afghans, aged around 20, who live in the district stopped fighting. However, one man was injured after hitting a window. He was taken to hospital.
A second fight broke out at 7.30 p.m. in Maria-Theresastraat, again involving a dozen or so individuals, of Afghan nationality. One of those involved was stabbed, and as indicated above was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Stephanie Gille, the spokeswoman for the local police said, “The victim was not able to be understood and no suspect has yet been arrested.” She went on, “The investigation must now determine the exact circumstances of these incidents.”