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Three stabbed in Brussels bus attack

File photo of a Belgian police officer. Credit: Reuters

A woman stabbed three people on a bus in Brussels before she was shot and wounded by police, officials have said.

Broadcaster RTBF quoted unidentified sources as saying police did not believe the incident on Monday was politically motivated and that the assailant had mental health problems.

The local prosecutor's office is handling the incident, not the federal body which deals with suspected terrorism.

The Belgian capital has been on high alert since militants of so-called Islamic State carried out a series of suicide bombings in the city in March, killing 35 people.