Two people have been killed in an anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium, local officials say.
According to a BBC report, a third person was wounded during the raid in the town of Verviers, according to Belgian TV.
A source in the mayor’s office told AFP news agency that “an operation is under way”. Another official said the raid was “jihadist-related”.
Witnesses reported hearing heavy gunfire for several minutes and at least three explosions.
The area around the train station has been cordoned off and reports on social media say there is a heavy police presence in the town centre.
Verviers is in the province of Liege and has a population of about 56,000.
The incident comes a week after attacks in neighbouring France that killed 20 people.
Belgian media has reported that some of the weapons used in the attacks in Paris were bought near Gare du Midi train station in Brussels.
The attacks – on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher market and police – have heightened security fears in several European countries.
In May last year, four people were killed inside the Jewish museum in Brussels by a Frenchman of Algerian descent.