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Belgian prosecutor holding emergency news conference after 2 reported dead in anti-terror raid

  • Belgian police officers guard a street in Verviers, Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Belgian authorities say two people have been killed and one has been arrested during a shootout in an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Verviers. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Belgian police officers guard a street in Verviers, Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Belgian authorities say two people have been killed and one has been arrested during a shootout in an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Verviers. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Special police examine a street in Verviers, Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Police  blocks a street after security forces took part in anti-terrorist raids in Verviers, eastern Belgium. Belgian authorities say two people have been killed and one has been arrested during a shootout in an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Verviers.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Special police examine a street in Verviers, Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Police blocks a street after security forces took part in anti-terrorist raids in Verviers, eastern Belgium. Belgian authorities say two people have been killed and one has been arrested during a shootout in an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Verviers.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from video, members of the public stand behind police tape after security forces took part in anti-terrorist raids in Verviers, eastern Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Belgian authorities say two people have been killed and one has been arrested during a shootout in an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Verviers. (AP Photo/RTL - TVI) BELGIUM OUT

    In this image made from video, members of the public stand behind police tape after security forces took part in anti-terrorist raids in Verviers, eastern Belgium, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Belgian authorities say two people have been killed and one has been arrested during a shootout in an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Verviers. (AP Photo/RTL - TVI) BELGIUM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Belgium's federal prosecutor will hold an emergency news conference after news reports that two people are dead after a raid on a suspected terrorist cell.

The prosecutor and police couldn't immediately confirm the reports of dead.

The RTBF news website says two people were killed during Thursday's raid in the town of Verviers, and quotes a witness describing explosions and detonations near the train station.

Flemish broadcaster VRT said two were killed, one injured and one arrested.

The prosecutor's emergency news conference comes the week after attacks in neighboring France that killed 20 people, including three gunmen who attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a kosher market and police.