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Suspect killed in counter-terror raid in Brussels

© AFP | The shoot-out occurred in the Forest neighbourhood of Brussels, Belgium.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-03-15

One suspect was killed in a Brussels raid Tuesday by Belgian police supported by their French counterparts. Four police officials were wounded in a gunfire exchange while two other suspects are believed to be still on the run.

  • One suspect was killed during a Belgian-French counter-terror raid in the Forest neighbourhood of Brussels.
  • Two other suspects are believed to be still on the run.
  • Police encountered heavy gunfire Tuesday afternoon when the raid in the multicultural neighbourhood of Brussels began. Four police officials were wounded, according to Belgian officials.
  • French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve confirmed that French police were also involved in the raid and that it was linked to the November 13 Paris attacks.
  • Belgian prosecutors have denied reports that the subject of the raid was Saleh Abdeslam, a key Paris attacks suspect.

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Date created : 2016-03-15

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