Shots have been fired at Brussels police during a search linked to the November 13 terror attacks in Paris, according to the Belgian prosecutor’s office.

A manhunt is currently underway.

The shots took place during an anti-terror raid, a Brussles police official told AP.

Three police officers were slightly injured, though it remains unclear whether the officers were struck by bullets or injured in another way, the official added.

A police spokeswoman earlier stated that one officer had been injured in the raid, which took place in the southern suburb of Forest, Reuters reported.

La Dernière Heure newspaper reported that a Kalashnikov was the gun used in the shooting, and that the shooter is on the loose.

The mayor of the municipality, Marc John Ghyssels, confirmed the shooting to Le Soir newspaper, but said the number of suspects on the run has not yet been determined.

Police have blocked roads in Forest, and a major operation appears to be underway, according to Reuters journalists at the scene.

Citing a French judicial source, a journalist for France Info tweeted that the operation is not targeting Salah Abdeslam, who is suspected of helping equip the gunmen and suicide bombers involved in the Paris attacks.

The Forest neighborhood is close to Molenbeek, home of several people involved in the November 13 terror attacks which killed 130 people.

Belgian authorities are still on the hunt for suspects linked to the Brussels-based masterminds of the attacks.


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