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Belgian prosecutors admit Kurdish refugee child killed by police

Prosecutors initially denied two-year-old girl was shot while chasing a van carrying refugees.

Belgian prosecutors have admitted a two-year-old Kurdish Iraqi girl was shot and killed by a police officer last week. It happened during a high-speed chase of a van carrying 26 refugees, including several children.

The case has highlighted the increasingly repressive Belgian immigration policy and pressure on police to intercept as many migrants as possible.

Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull spoke to the grieving family in an exclusive interview in Brussels.