Two suspects on the run after Brussels terror shootout: prosecutor

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Brussels (AFP)

Belgian police are still hunting for two fugitives following a deadly shootout in Brussels during an anti-terror search linked to the Paris attacks, prosecutors said Wednesday.

"Two people who were in the (raided apartment) were able to flee," Belgian prosecutors' spokesman Thierry Werts told a press conference.

A suspect gunned down in a shootout with police on Tuesday was found with an Islamic State flag, a Kalashnikov rifle and a book of extremist literature next to his body, prosecutors added.

Werts said the man had been identified as Belcaid Mohammed, an Algerian national who was illegally in Belgium.