Belgian authorities say 15 arrested in sweep

2015-01-16 17:13


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Brussels - Belgian authorities say 13 people have been detained in Belgium and two arrested in France in an anti-terror sweep following a fire-fight in which two suspected terrorists were killed.

Eric Van der Sypt, a Belgian federal magistrate, said Frudat that a dozen searches had led to the discovery of four military-style weapons including Kalashnikov assault rifles.

Belgian police on Thursday moved in on a suspected terrorist hideout in the eastern city of Verviers, killing two suspects and wounding and arresting a third.

Sypt says the terrorists' goal was to kill police on the street or in their offices.

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