Morning raids in Brussels tied to arrest in France, prosecution says

Two raids conducted by police in Brussels on Friday morning were linked to the arrest near Paris of a man in the advanced stages of planning a terrorist attack in France, the Belgian prosecutor says.

Two people were detained in the raids, conducted in the Brussels neigbourhoods of Forest and Saint-Gilles, the prosecutor says. A third person was also detained.

The prosecutor's office does not say whether a Friday afternoon raid in the neighbourhood of Schaerbeek was linked to other attacks or planned attacks.

Last update: Fri, 25/03/2016 - 16:17
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