Belgian police carry out 13 raids, four suspects still in custody

Police in Belgium carried out 13 terrorism-related raids in neighbourhoods of the capital Brussels and near the northern city of Antwerp on Sunday morning, prosecutors say in a statement.

Nine people were taken into custody for questioning, with five of them released by the afternoon, the prosecutors say.

The raids were carried out in connection with a "terrorism file," the prosecutors add, without specifying which case.

Last update: Sun, 27/03/2016 - 16:13
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