Eight people have been arrested during counterterrorism raids in Belgium, police say, including two people suspected of planning to carry out an attack.
Belgium police arrest eight in counterterrorism raids
Belgian police have arrested eight people during counterterrorism raids across the country as part of operations aimed at thwarting possible attacks, the federal prosecutor’s office says.
Antwerp police carried out five searches in Merksem, Borgerhout, Deurne, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek and Eupen on Monday night at the request of an investigating judge.
The prosecutor’s office said five people were arrested.
“At least two of the people involved are suspected of planning to carry out a terrorist attack in Belgium. The target of the attack has not yet been determined,” prosecutors said.