Jihadis today fired at police in Belgium’s capital city, Brussels, as they were conducting a search that was “linked to the Paris attacks investigation.”
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Hunt for Paris massacre jihadists after shootout in Brussels: One suspect ‘neutralised’, three police officers injured and at least two gunmen on run following anti-terror raid
Two men with AK-47 assault rifles opened fire on police officers as they prepared to storm house in Belgian capital
Armed police lock down the area and order residents to stay indoors after one of the gunmen fled during shootout
Police commandos deployed and snipers climb onto rooftops to surround building where suspects are holed up
Officers said to be acting on tip off related to November’s attacks in Paris when 130 people were killed by ISIS cell
By Simon Tomlinson and Peter Allen for MailOnline, 15 March 2016
Police hunting for the Paris terror attack suspects have killed an AK-47 wielding gunman following a shootout in Brussels.
Officers were preparing to storm a suspected jihadi safe house in a southern district of the Belgian capital when they drew fire from two men.
Four policemen were wounded during the raid – three during an initial search of a property and the fourth as police mobilised outside.
Two other suspects are thought to have fled the chaos, prompting armed police to lock down the area, ordering residents to stay indoors and shutting down a primary school close to the scene.
A victim is removed from the scene where shots were fired during a police anti-terror raid in Brussels linked to the Paris massacre suspects
Officers were preparing to storm a suspected jihadi safe house in Brussels when they drew fire from two men (pictured, a sniper taking his position on the roof)
Police officers take positions on a roof as they surrounded the building where other suspects are believed to holed up
A masked police officer takes up position on top of a roof during a police operation linked to the Paris massacres
Four policemen were wounded during the raid – three during an initial search of a property and the fourth as police mobilised outside (pictured, armed police surround the property in the Forest suburb)
One of their suspected accomplices, who has yet to be identified, was ‘neutralised’ at around 6.30pm after shooting at a police dog in a garden.
An officer at the scene said the dog was sent in to grab the suspect when he was spotted from a police helicopter, adding: ‘The dog drew fire and a suspect was neutralised.’
A helicopter flew overhead as police commandos and snipers surrounded the building where the men, thought to linked to the November 13 attacks in which 130 were killed, were hiding.
A spokeswoman for the police, who were acting on a tip off about the terror attacks, said two officers were lightly wounded in an initial incident and a third was also slightly hurt later.
Pictures showed a victim being loaded into an ambulance on a stretcher but it was not clear whether it was a policeman or a suspect.
A spokesman for Belgium’s federal prosecutor said: ‘This operation is connected to the Paris attacks.’
The house that was raided is located near the main north-south railway linking Paris and Amsterdam and an Audi car factory. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said French police units were also involved in the siege.
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