By Theodore Shoebat
The Belgian police got into an intense firefight with two Muslim terrorists. The terrorists opened fire on the police, but the officers prevailed in the end and killed off both of the jihadists. According to a recent report:
At least two people were killed Thursday in an anti-terrorism operation near a train station in the eastern Belgian city of Verviers as authorities widened their investigation into last week’s terrorist attacks in France to include potential accomplices in Belgium and Spain.
The night raid in Verviers was part of a counter-terrorist operation against Islamist groups in several locations in Belgium on Thursday during which two people died in a shootout with police and a third was injured, Mayor Marc Elsen confirmed to Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, or RTF.
During the raid, gunfire and several explosions could be heard, RTF reported.
The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said that the suspects in Verviers “immediately opened fire with automatic weapons” as police attempted to serve the search warrant.
They fired on officers for several minutes before “being neutralized,” said Eric Van der Sypt, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office.
No police or civilians were harmed during the operation and no suspects got away, he said. The injured suspect was in custody.
Special counter-terrorism police forces are executing about 10 search warrants at the request of the federal prosecutor’s office in Brussels, Verviers and Vilvoorde. These were executed as part of an investigation “concerning several people who we think are an operational cell,” including some who had just returned from Syria, said Van der Sypt, who added that the suspects had planned an imminent attack in Belgium.