Belgium arrests two over planning attacks during holidays

    Belgium arrests two over planning attacks during holidays

    Dec 29, Brussels: Belgian police have arrested two people on suspicion of planning attacks in Brussels during the holidays.

    The federal prosecutor's office on Tuesday said that raids took place on Sunday and Monday in Brussels and the provinces of Flemish Brabant and Liege.

    Police seized military clothing and computer equipment in the raids, but no weapons or explosives.

    Belgium has been on high alert since the attacks of 13 November in Paris. Several of the perpetrators are thought to have been based in Belgium.

    However, prosecutors said that the latest arrests were not linked to the Paris attacks.

    One of those arrested is suspected of leading and recruiting for a terrorist cell.

    According to BBC news reports, the suspects are accused of planning attacks against several "symbolic targets" in Brussels, as well as on the police, according to the Belgian broadcaster RTBF.

    The Oslo Times


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