Belgium: Police shot one suspect in Antwerp

Belgium: Shots were exchanged at the time of a search carried out by the police officials in the early hours of the morning at an address in Merksem, in the province of Antwerp, as per the reports. One suspect has been killed by police officials.

The police operation targeted a small group with suspected links to violent far-right extremism. The investigators searched the address looking for weapons, notably homemade weapons. In addition to suspected arms trafficking, the suspects are also believed to have attempted to commit a terrorist attack, according to the sources.

Moreover, the federal prosecutor’s office states that a total of ten searches were conducted all over the province of Antwerp this morning, turning up a large number of illegal firearms. The circumstances of the shoot-out with police officers are currently being investigated by federal investigators.

The federal prosecutor’s office states that a total of ten searches were conducted all over the province of the city of Belgium in the morning, turning up a large number of illegal firearms. The circumstances of the shoot-out with police officers are currently being investigated by federal investigators.

Furthermore, Antwerp is currently experiencing a wave of violence linked to organised criminal gangs. The police have promised to get tough on violent criminals, giving local authorities as well as police forces new powers to crack down on organised crime.

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