Ongoing raids on Brussels neighborhood as search for Paris attack suspects continues
Police officers man a cordon as an operation takes place in the Molenbeek district of Brussels on November 16, 2015. (AFP/John Thys)
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Belgian police launched further counter-terrorist raids on Brussels’ Molenbeek neighborhood Monday in connection with the Paris attacks.
La Libre Belgique newspaper reported shots had been fired as around 100 police targeted addresses in the area to the west of the city center, where two of the Paris suicide attackers - Bilal Hadfi, 20, and Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31- lived.
Abdeslam’s younger brother Salah is currently on the run in relation to the attacks and is believed to have crossed into Belgium within hours of the Friday night attacks.
Molenbeek has been the focus of previous anti-terror operations. Seven people were arrested there on Sunday.
Belgium has the highest number of foreign fighters per capita in Europe, according to a UN report issued a year ago.
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