Shoot out in Brussels

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Police continue the hunt for suspects Abdeslam and Mohamed Abrini.

POLICE are hunting for two suspects after a shoot-out took place in a Brussels suburb. This comes amid a search for information relating to the Paris attacks investigation. 

Roads around the Forest suburb area have been closed as police reportedly hunt for two suspects who fled the scene after shooting  at Police officers. 

Belgian police were reportedly searching for Salah Abdeslam who was a key suspect in the Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed. 

Reports suggest that two Belgian officers have been injured with one in a serious condition after being hit in the head. 

Witnesses close to the scene said there was a heavy exchange of fire that lasted several minutes. 

School children close to the scene were ordered to stay indoors as security in the area was put on red alert and the cordon extended. 

The shoot-out took place opposite an Audi factory and very close to the Eurostar line, leading to the Gare du Midi. 

Since the horrific attack on Paris took place last November, 11 people in total have been arrested and charged in connection with the carnage and eight are still in detention. 

Abdeslam and Mohamed Abrini, both from Brussels are still on the run. 

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