Man killed in Brussels raid linked to Paris attacks was ‘Algerian’

(From AP)

A suspect killed by police in a raid linked to the Paris attacks in November was an Algerian man living illegally in Belgium, the Belgian federal prosecutor has said.

Police officers at the scene of Tuesday’s raid in Brussels

Police officers at the scene of Tuesday’s raid in Brussels

Thierry Werts, the prosecutor, said an Islamic State group flag, a Salafist Muslim book and a Kalashnikov assault rifle were found in the suspect’s home.

Eric Van der Spyt, the office’s spokesman, said two people were on the run after the raid on Tuesday afternoon, which left three police officers injured. The officials said counter-terrorism investigators had come under fire as soon as they opened the door to the home.

The Belgian prime minister, Charles Michel, has summoned security and intelligence chiefs for an emergency meeting of Belgium’s national security council. “The threat remains,” Michel said, adding that Belgium would review its level of alertness and consider potential extra measures during the day. Read More



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