BELGIAN police have shot and captured a terror suspect in a major daylight operation at a tram stop, as part of a European crackdown that has netted several arrests in the wake of the Brussels attacks.
The raids came as grieving Belgians held prayers in the rain in a central Brussels square carpeted with flowers and tributes to the 31 dead and 300 injured in Tuesday's carnage in the capital.
Investigators meanwhile said they had uncovered new evidence of a European jihadist cell tied to the bombings at Brussels Airport and metro, November's Paris attacks and a new French plot.
In dramatic scenes, a man suspected of being involved in the new plot was shot in the leg at a tram stop in the Schaerbeek district, where police this week found a bomb factory linked to the Brussels attacks.
Heavily armed police and military with trucks cordoned off an area around a major intersection and three blasts were heard, which the district's mayor Bernard Clerfayt said were controlled explosions.
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