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Police find body after Brussels terror raid

By AP Reporter

Published 16/03/2016

Belgian police officers on a street in Brussels (AP)
Belgian police officers on a street in Brussels (AP)

Police found a man dead when they stormed a house in Brussels at the end of a major anti-terror operation.

The find came several hours after they were shot at during a raid linked to last year's attacks in Paris.

It is not clear whether the dead man was one of the suspects sought in the earlier raid in the Forest neighbourhood of Brussels, the Belgian capital where several of the Paris attackers lived.

Four police officers in the French-Belgian operation were injured when at least one suspect opened fire through the door, apparently with an assault weapon, a French minister said.

Forest mayor Marc-Jean Ghyssels said two people had barricaded themselves in a home during the raid.

Many people fled the area when they heard gunfire, and it is too early to say if some were suspects or all were just people trying to escape.

The anti-terror raid was linked to the November 13 gun and bomb attacks on a stadium, cafes and a concert hall in Paris that left 130 people dead.

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