Algerian named as dead Brussels gunman, manhunt goes on




 
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Algerian named as dead Brussels gunman, manhunt goes on
 
March 16th, 2016  
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Algerian named as dead Brussels gunman, manhunt goes on
By Robert-Jan Bartunek and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors on Wednesday named a 35-year-old Algerian as the man shot dead by police on Tuesday during a police raid on a Brussels apartment in the hunt for clues to bloody attacks in Paris last November. Police found an Islamic State flag in the apartment used by Mohamed Belkaid and two others suspected of being with him after officers were met with a barrage of automatic weapons fire as they arrived to search the flat. Belkaid, who was living in Belgium illegally and had a police record for theft but was not on security watchlists, was killed by a special forces sniper after a three-hour siege.




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