Explosions and gunshots heard in Belgium

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Explosions and gunfire were reported in Verviers, Belgium, near the city of Liege.

Media outlets in Europe reported the incident as a police operation.

Belgium’s federal prosecutor was expected to hold an emergency news conference, The Associated Press reported.

A neighbor told ABC News he heard two big explosions and dozens of gunshots over about 5 minutes. Four to five police cars remained on the scene, the neighbor said, though the incident appeared to be over.

ABC News’ Louise Dewast contributed to this report.