Two suspects were killed and 13 more arrested in anti-terror raids on a suspected jihadist cell in eastern Belgium on Thursday.
Prosecutors claim that the group were plotting to kill policemen on the streets and at police stations, with the attacks imminent.
Guns, munitions, explosives, and money were seized during the police assault on properties in Verviers. Police uniforms were also discovered, implying that the attack may have included posing as police officers.
Police spokesman Eric Van Der Sypt told reporters:
“The operation was meant to dismantle a terrorist cell… but also the logistics network behind it”
Van Der Sypt also confirmed that investigations into the jihadist cell began before the attacks in Paris last week, and that they had not discovered any links between the two.