2 Suspects on the Run After Terror Shooting in Belgium Linked to Paris Attacks Investigation

PHOTO: This photo shows a police pistol and holster that were hit by gunfire as police opened the door to an apartment during a terror raid in Belgium, March 15, 2016. PlayBelgium Federal Prosecutor's Office
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Two people linked to a terrorism-related shooting Tuesday in Belgium are still being sought, officials said at a news conference in Brussels today.

"In connection with the ongoing federal investigation into the terrorist attacks in Paris last fall, a house search was conducted yesterday at about 2.15 pm in Forest, in Belgium," the federal prosecutor's spokesman said.

Three of six police officers were shot at by at least one individual as they tried to enter the apartment, and were slightly injured, he added.

After a three-hour police operation, an officer neutralized one of the suspects who was about to shoot, according to the spokesman. His body was later found inside the apartment next to a Kalashnikov rifle, 11 battery chargers, as well as a book on Salafism religious ideology and an ISIS flag.

The dead person has been identified as Algerian national Mohamed Belkaid, 35. He had been unknown to police except for a theft case in 2014.

Two people whose identities are still unknown managed to flee the apartment and are still being sought.

Two other individuals are being investigated: one was brought to a hospital in the course of the evening, and another was brought in for questioning after a house search this morning.

More than 100 house searches have been conducted in Belgium in the context of the investigation and 58 people have been detained.