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Terror suspect shot in Belgium in new terror raid

An injured man lays on the floor at a tram stop in Brussels, Belgium, Friday March 25, 2016. Police again raided a number of Brussels neighbourhoods on Friday in an operation a local official said was linked to both the airport and metro bombings and to the arrest in the Paris suburbs of a man who may have been plotting a new attack in France.
An injured man lays on the floor at a tram stop in Brussels, Belgium, Friday March 25, 2016. Police again raided a number of Brussels neighbourhoods on Friday in an operation a local official said was linked to both the airport and metro bombings and to the arrest in the Paris suburbs of a man who may have been plotting a new attack in France. S. Kuplan via AP

BELGIAN police have shot and captured a terror suspect in a major daylight operation at a tram stop, as part of a European crackdown that has netted several arrests in the wake of the Brussels attacks.

The raids came as grieving Belgians held prayers in the rain in a central Brussels square carpeted with flowers and tributes to the 31 dead and 300 injured in Tuesday's carnage in the capital.

In this frame made from video, armed officers point their weapons in the direction of an injured man, in Brussels, Belgium, Friday March 25, 2016. Police again raided a number of Brussels neighbourhoods on Friday in an operation a local official said was linked to both the airport and metro bombings and to the arrest in the Paris suburbs of a man who may have been plotting a new attack in France.
In this frame made from video, armed officers point their weapons in the direction of an injured man, in Brussels, Belgium, Friday March 25, 2016. Police again raided a number of Brussels neighbourhoods on Friday in an operation a local official said was linked to both the airport and metro bombings and to the arrest in the Paris suburbs of a man who may have been plotting a new attack in France. Sudpresse via AP

Investigators meanwhile said they had uncovered new evidence of a European jihadist cell tied to the bombings at Brussels Airport and metro, November's Paris attacks and a new French plot.

In dramatic scenes, a man suspected of being involved in the new plot was shot in the leg at a tram stop in the Schaerbeek district, where police this week found a bomb factory linked to the Brussels attacks.

Heavily armed police and military with trucks cordoned off an area around a major intersection and three blasts were heard, which the district's mayor Bernard Clerfayt said were controlled explosions.

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