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Belgian police arrest 8 in counterterrorism raids

Belgian police arrest 8 in counterterrorism raids
Suspects arrested in Brussels, Antwerp, says federal prosecutor’s office

By Omer Tugrul Cam

BRUSSELS (AA) - Police in Belgium arrested eight people during counterterrorism raids across the country, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the prosecutor’s office said that police teams conducted searches in the capital Brussels and Antwerp, the country's second-largest city.

Five people were arrested in searches conducted in and around Antwerp. It was stated that two of the detainees were planning a terror attack in Belgium.

Three more people were arrested in Brussels. It was stated that the three were also suspected of planning to carry out a terrorist attack.

The prosecutor's office said that the searches were carried out in two different investigations that could possibly be linked.

No further information was provided.

source: News Feed
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