The main important thing here is that they’re dead.
Jihadists killed in Belgium swoop were inspired by the murder of Lee Rigby says investigator as first photograph emerges from blood-spattered home where they were killed
Aftermath: This image of blood splattered across the inside of a house in Verviers, Belgium shows the aftermath of the police raid which averted a potential ‘second Paris’ attack
- New image emerges showing blood strewn across the walls of the house where police killed terror cell members
- Belgium’s ministry of justice said a ‘second Paris (attack) has been avoided’ after police smash Islamic terror cell
- ISIS cell planned to film horrific murder of policeman or judge and circulate the footage online, police sources said
- Belgian prosecutor says extremists were inspired by murder of Lee Rigby on the streets of Woolwich in 2013
- Commandos killed two suspected Islamic State jihadists and arrest a third in swoop in eastern town of Verviers
- Dead suspects believed to be Redouane Hagaoui (Abu Khalid Al Maghribi) and Tarik Jadaoun (Abu Hamza Belgiki)
- Terror cell was ‘equipped with Belgian police uniforms, four Kalashnikov machine guns, handguns and explosives’
- Dozens of simultaneous raids across country were ‘triggered by return of terror kingpin from abroad to Verviers’
- 13 people were arrested in last night’s raids, and it’s thought five have so far been charged with terror offences
- Some cell members were not at home and could now be at large, source close to the investigation told MailOnline
A chilling new image has emerged showing the aftermath of a police raid which killed two members of a Belgian terror cell, who planned to behead a policeman in the street in ‘a second Paris’ attack.
The suspected Jihadists, who were gunned down by armed officers in Verviers overnight, were inspired by the murder of fusilier Lee Rigby two years ago, the lead investigator has revealed. A third was overpowered after being wounded during the raid.
Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt, who coordinated a series of raids on 12 alleged terrorist hideouts across Belgium, told Mail Online: ‘Their plan was to launch attacks similar to that in London when a soldier was killed. They wanted to kill policeman on the street .’
In total, 13 people were arrested in last night’s raids, according to Mr Van der Sypt, and five people have since been charged with terror offences.
The radical Islamic group also wanted to film the horrific murder and then circulate the footage online, bringing the brutality of ISIS to the West, police sources said.
The group was reportedly equipped with Belgian police uniforms, four Kalashnikov machine guns, handguns and explosives. Another part of their twisted plot included taking a number of hostages by seizing a bus, it was reported by Belgium’s RTL broadcaster.
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