Belgium on high alert after deadly anti-terror raid

Friday, 16 January 2015 - 17:01

Belgium is on high alert after a major anti-terror raid in which two suspected Islamist militants were killed.

The suspects were shot dead in the eastern town of Verviers after they opened fire on police with automatic weapons last evening.

Officials say they had returned from Syria and planned imminent attacks on police targets.

Searches were also carried out overnight in the Brussels area.

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