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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C
AP/Press Association Images The scene in Brussels this afternoon

One dead, four officers injured in shooting during hunt 'for Paris suspects'

Officers in the Belgian capital came under fire during the anti-terror operation.

FOUR POLICE OFFICERS have been injured during an anti-terror operation in Brussels.

It is understood that these were sustained as shots were exchanged.

One suspect has also been shot dead AFP is reporting.

The raids are being carried out as part of an operation to track down the perpetrators of the Paris attack that claimed 130 lives in November of last year.

Police in France are also involved.

Belgium Raid AP Photo / Thierry Monasse Police securing the area in Brussels earlier today AP Photo / Thierry Monasse / Thierry Monasse

Of the injured police officers, three were wounded during an initial search of a property in the southern suburb of Forest while a fourth was hit by gunfire during the huge police mobilisation afterwards, spokesman Eric Van Der Sypt told AFP.

The BBC is reporting that the area is currently covered in police and local access roads are blocked.

Two local schools with around 100 children in them are currently on lockdown.

- Contains reporting from AFP 

Read: Belgian man with ‘direct links’ to Paris attackers arrested in Morocco

Also: On-the-run Paris attacker spotted on CCTV at petrol station the day after the attack

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