Belgium – Verviers: 2 dead in a police operation against Muslim terrorists – Usual Suspects just back from Syria

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NB Google Translate: Verviers police operation against suspected terrorists, at least two deaths

“As part of an anti-terrorist operation against Islamist groups conducted in several locations in Belgium, the prosecutor confirmed that two people died and another was seriously injured following an assault given by the police in the station area in Verviers center shortly before 18h Thursday night. This would involve three individuals who watched had just returned from Syria, according to Belga. Several people were also arrested.”

Google Translate: Two young jihadists from Syria, after following the chain Coulibaly, killed in Verviers: “We avoided a Belgian Charlie Hebdo”! (Video and photos)

Two killed in anti-terrorist action in Verviers: “A new Paris avoided ‘- Number of suspects would be still at large

Belgian anti-terror raid in Verviers ‘leaves two dead’

Casualties in Belgium police anti-terror raid in Verviers

At least two people have been killed during a terrorism-related police operation against suspected jihadists in Belgium, with initial reports of “several casualties”.

Local residents in Verviers, in the east of the country, heard a fusillade of machine gun shots and explosions.

“I heard a sort of explosion, followed by several gunshots,” one local told RTBF. “For the moment, I cannot tell you any more because I don’t dare go out to see what is happening.”

Another local resident said “machineguns were firing for about 10 minutes.”

Federal prosecutors told the Belga news agency there had been a police operation near the centre of the town but did not confirm there had been casualties.

From the Mail: Anti-terror raid in Belgian town centre ‘leaves three dead after 10-minute gun battle’

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