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Belgium: Security level raised after 'anti-terror' raid leaves two dead00:40

Belgium: Security level raised after 'anti-terror' raid leaves two dead

Belgium, Rue de la Colline
January 16, 2015 at 04:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rue de la Colline remained closed off as police continued to monitor the area after two suspects were killed and another injured in an 'anti-terror' operation in Verviers, Friday morning.

The suspects reportedly opened fire with automatic weapons as police raided the area near the town's train station. Police officers returned fire, killing two suspects in the process. Residents also said they heard several explosions. The third suspect has been detained and weapons, including four Kalashnikovs as well as bomb-making paraphernalia, have been recovered.

According to reports the suspects were preparing for a 'major attack' after they allegedly returned from Syria. The country has now raised its security level to three, the second highest level possible.

Belgium: Security level raised after 'anti-terror' raid leaves two dead00:40
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Rue de la Colline remained closed off as police continued to monitor the area after two suspects were killed and another injured in an 'anti-terror' operation in Verviers, Friday morning.

The suspects reportedly opened fire with automatic weapons as police raided the area near the town's train station. Police officers returned fire, killing two suspects in the process. Residents also said they heard several explosions. The third suspect has been detained and weapons, including four Kalashnikovs as well as bomb-making paraphernalia, have been recovered.

According to reports the suspects were preparing for a 'major attack' after they allegedly returned from Syria. The country has now raised its security level to three, the second highest level possible.

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