BREAKING: At Least Three Killed in Islamist Counterterror Raid in Belgium (Video)
At least three were killed today in a counterterror raid in Belgium.
The raid targeted suspects planning attacks in Europe at ISIS’ direction.
There are reports that three were killed in the raid.
The BBC reported:
Two people have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium, local officials say.
A third person was wounded in the raid in the town of Verviers, according to Belgian TV. Several arrests were made.
A source in the mayor’s office told AFP news agency that “an operation is under way”. Another official said the raid was “jihadist-related”.
Unconfirmed reports said raids were also taking place in Brussels and elsewhere in Belgium.
In Verviers, witnesses reported hearing heavy gunfire for several minutes and at least three explosions.
The area around the train station has been cordoned off and reports on social media say there is a heavy police presence in the town centre.
Media reports suggested those targeted were suspected jihadists who had returned from Syria.
Next Jihad stop, Belgium: http://t.co/MJPkJv903s in next 30 years civil war will hit Europe unless our leaders protect us
— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) January 15, 2015
Photos from the counterattack.
— Israel News Alerts (@ILNewsAlerts) January 15, 2015