Belgium quizzes 15 over foiled plot to 'kill police'

January 16, 2015 3:00 PM

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BRUSSELS/VERVIERS (Reuters) - Belgian investigators said a plot to murder police officers across the country had been foiled "within hours or days" of being launched by raids in which two Islamist gunmen were killed.

Fifteen suspects were in custody on Friday, they said, after a dozen raids around Brussels and in Verviers, the eastern town where two men believed to have fought in Syria were shot dead on Thursday after opening fire on police with assault weapons.

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