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French police are taking part in an operation with their Belgian counterparts in Brussels as they hunt a gunman who wounded officers during a raid linked to November's Islamist militant attacks in Paris, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
"A team made up of Belgian and French police came under fire, apparently from assault weapons, during a raid," he said after arriving in the Ivorian capital following a weekend shooting rampage by jihadists that killed 18.
"I'm being prudent because the operation is ongoing and I won't make any other comment than to confirm that this did take place," he told a news conference.