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    Two Police Officers Injured in Belgium While Trying to Stop Car With Armed Men

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    Two police officers were shot and wounded in Belgium while attempting to stop a suspicious vehicle. Attackers in the cabin opened fire and escaped, the police said on Sunday.

    "We wish a speedy recovery to two our colleagues from the Vesdre department who were hurt in a shooting last night," Federal Police tweeted.

    Prime Minister Charles Michele and Interior Minister Jan Jambon confirmed this and expressed their support to the officers, their families and friends.

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    "My support for two wounded policemen during the shooting. We must be adamant before those who attack law enforcement agencies," he said in a message on Twitter.

    According to Belgian TV station RBTF, the police were pursuing a suspicious vehicle. When its passengers spotted the patrol car on the road near a community in the eastern province of Liege, they opened fire.

    Ballistics experts found that attackers used large-caliber weapons. The police are actively conducting their search; the identities of the suspects are being established.


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