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.