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15 arrested in Belgium terror sweep

2 years 9 months 4 days ago Friday, January 16 2015 Jan 16, 2015 January 16, 2015 3:50 AM January 16, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian authorities say more than a dozen people have been detained in Belgium and two arrested in France in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in which two suspected terrorists were killed.

Eric Van der Sypt, a Belgian federal magistrate, said Friday 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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