Two injured policemen released from hospital, Belgian minister says

Two of the four police officers who were injured in a shootout during a terrorism raid in Belgium on Tuesday have been released from the hospital, Interior Minister Jan Jambon is quoted as saying by the Belga news agency.

Two others remain hospitalized, suffering from shock. Among the four officers is a French policewoman who was participating in a joint investigation team with her Belgian counterparts, Jambon says.

Prosecutors are expected to issue a statement with further details about the violent incident later Tuesday.

Belgium's National Security Council, which includes the ministers responsible for security matters and officials from intelligence services, will meet on Wednesday, Prime Minister Charles Michel says.

Last update: Tue, 15/03/2016 - 22:24
Author: 

More from Europe

French prime minister steps down to pursue presidential bid

France's Manuel Valls stepped down as prime minister on Tuesday to pursue a bid for the presidency in elections next...

Poland's Supreme Court blocks Polanski extradition to US

Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to block filmmaker Roman Polanski's extradition to...

Interior Minister Cazeneuve tapped as French premier

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is set to take over as the country's prime minister after the current...

Merkel to win party support for new term as chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) are set to back her for a fourth term in office at their...

Eurogroup finance ministers agree to debt relief for Greece

Finance ministers from the countries that use the euro agreed Monday in Brussels to a series of relief measures for...