Belgian Anti-Terror Raid Kills 2

Two were killed and one was wounded during an anti-terror raid in the Belgian town of Verviers.
Posted at 3:01 PM, Jan 15, 2015

Belgian authorities have confirmed two people were killed and another wounded in an anti-terror raid in the town of Verviers.

At a news conference, a magistrate said the suspects were planning a "major, imminent attack."

Belgian officials said they had been watching the suspects since they returned to Belgium from Syria. Authorities do not believe the suspects had any links to the recent attacks in Paris.

The suspects were reportedly shot after they first opened fire on authorities near a train station. No casualties among law enforcement have been reported.

Witnesses say they heard heavy gunfire that lasted several minutes. A CNN terrorism analyst reports the targets of the raid might have links to ISIS.

"They suspect that this group ... were directed by ISIS to launch a terrorist attack in Belgium, a terrorist attack in Europe, in retaliation for the air strikes in Syria and Iraq," Paul Cruickshank said.

Belgium's terror alert has now been raised to its second-highest level, and officials say anti-terrorism campaigns are being carried out in other parts of the country.