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Belgian media are reporting that police came under fire during a house search in Vorst, a suburb of Brussels. One officer was hurt and a suspect is on the run. The raid was connected to the investigation into the Paris terror attacks a few months ago.
: Final balance: one suspect dead, two fled, four policemen injured.
: Confirmation: one suspect killed.
: Source: one suspect 'neutralized':
: Reports of more gunfire, police assault going on.
: French police officers were present at the search, but none of them were hurt.
: Two separate shooting incidents: first police team wanted to execute a search warrant, was immediately fired on with automatic weapon, dozens of shots fired, suspects got away. Later on, police snipers arrived on the scene and more shots were heard.
: One of the three injured police officers reported to be seriously hurt.
: Reports are talking about two suspects holed up in an appartment. Saleh Abdeslam (wanted in connection with the Paris attacks) is not one of them.
: Snipers on rooftops, Belgian TV reports more shots heard.
: Police are asking media to stop broadcasting live from the scene.
: Reports from the scene say one or two suspects are still holed up inside an appartment building according to the mayor of Forest.
: All live video feeds from the scene have apparently been shut down. We could see police approaching the cameras as someone said in french "I'm going to disconnect it."
: Civilians are being evacuated from the area on lockdown.
: Several schools inside the security perimeter are on lockdown.
BREAKING: French interior minister says French police are taking part in Brussels police raid https://t.co/Hpgzy8L2MZ— The Daily Star (@DailyStarLeb) March 15, 2016
: Latest reports: three officers injured.
: Helicopter and armoured vehicles deployed to the scene:
: Security perimeter enlarged, government buildings reinforced:
: BBC ignores call from local police:
: Police ask not to tweet photos or video of the scene. Belgian Twitter user responds by tweeting sprouts:
: Calls go out on social media to tweet cat pictures instead of info that might help the terror suspects.
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: Witnesses say a security perimeter has been established, unclear if suspects still inside.
: Suspects reportedly holed up in dental laboratory:
: Special police units are on the scene.
: Three police officers reported to be lightly injured.
: Update: a second suspect is reportedly also on the run.