Brussels: another raid in Mollenbeek suburb


Shots have been heard in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek as police launched anti-terrorist raids there, wounding two people, Belgian media report.

Belgian media say one of them is Salah Abdeslam, suspects in last year’s Paris attacks in which 130 people died. Prosecutors have not confirmed this.

Belgian PM Charles Michel had to urgently leave an EU-Turkey summit in Brussels, a BBC reporter says.

Abdeslam’s fingerprints were found in a Brussels flat raided earlier this week.

Abdeslam, a French national born in Brussels, had lived in Molenbeek before the 13 November attacks.

He has been the subject of a massive manhunt since the attacks, claimed by Islamic State militants.