Two reported dead in Belgian counter-terrorism raid

January 15, 2015 6:40 PM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Two people were killed during a raid on suspected Islamist radicals in the Belgian town of Verviers on Thursday, local media said, raising concerns about security in Europe a week after Islamists killed 17 people in Paris.

Judiciary officials confirmed only that a counter-terrorism operation took place near the center of the town, in the east of the country between the city of Liege and the German border. They plan a news briefing at 8 p.m. (2.00 p.m. EST).

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