sellselsbrussels, where a fire fight broke out. nhk's craig dale is tracking developments for us. >> reporter: it doesn't appear to be related, but it's another reminder for europeans of the threat posed by radicals education specially those from syria iraq. >>> that fire fight you mentioned was caught on camera. this amateur video shows the gun battle between special forces of the town. authorities say an investigation that started well before the attack was poised to launch a large-scale operation targeting police officers in belgium. >> suspects immediately opened fire on the police and opened fire during several minutes before being returned fire. the thor sills say the terrorist cell they were investigateing involve people returning from syria involving growing concerns from canada to the u.s. to across europe. thousands of people go abroad to join the milltist group. >>> what these individuals do when they return home, battle-hardened and a sharpened ideology. possibly by getting him weapons. and french investigators are exploring the links between cuolabali and the radical islamists wh
satirical publication "charlie hebdo," which left 12 people dead. nhk world's craig dale is track developments. craig? >> reporter: well, french authorities have mounted a huge search effort for the suspects who they say are armed and dangerous. they're looking for cherif and said kouachi, french-born citizens with algerian roots and radical islamist views. we've learned they were known to authorities and on a u.s. no-fly list. one of them reportedly trained with al qaeda in yemen. police are scouring towns and villages north of paris in their search for the brothers. they've gone house to house in some places. they believe the suspects could be holed up in a residence or even hiding in the woods or in caves. the men are accused of killing 12 people in their attack on "charlie hebdo" including a police officer who was wounded and then execute. he was muslim by the way. a "charlie hebdo" reporter who survived told french media he saw a lot of blood. "i saw horror," he said. the victims included editor in chief stephane chonnier or charb, a famous cartoonist under police protection.
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