Officers shot in Brussels counter-terrorism raid linked to Paris attacks

 Officers-shot-in-Brussels-counter-terrorism-raid-linked-to-Paris-attacks.  BRUSSELS,  Counter-terrorism police exchanged gunfire with suspects Tuesday during a raid on a location linked to the November attacks in Paris, authorities said.

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The Belgian capital of Brussels has been host to repeated counter-terrorism operations after it was revealed many of the suspects involved in the November Islamic State attacks in Paris were linked to the city. File photo by CRM/Shutterstock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At least three officers were injured, one seriously, in the attack in the Forest district of Brussels. At least one suspect fled the scene. The area has been sealed off by heavily armed security personnel.

France confirmed both French and Belgian police were involved in the raid, whichreportedly is not linked to Salah Abdeslam, a main suspect in the Paris attack who is believed to have escaped to Syria.

The Islamic State’s attack in Paris on Nov. 13 killed at least 130 people. Several of the attackers had lived in Belgium, and numerous counter-terrorism operations have taken place there since the attack.

By Andrew V. Pestano

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