Belgium arrests 2 suspected of New Year’s terror plot

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Prosecutors in Belgium said Tuesday police arrested two people suspected of planning holiday terror attacks in Brussels. They said investigators found evidence of plans to hit key sites in the Belgian capital on New Year’s Eve.

The arrests happened Sunday and Monday after searches near Brussels and Liege turned up military-style uniforms and Islamic State propaganda materials. Authorities said no weapons or explosives were found.

Initially a total of six people were detained, but four have been released. One of those arrested was charged with acting as a terror group leader and recruiting others for terrorist acts.

Prosecutors said the case was not connected to the November 13 attacks in Paris that killed at least 130 people. Several of the suspects in those attacks, included the presumed ringleader, had links to Belgium.

Source: VOANews.com

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