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Terror investigation: four more detained in Belgium

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Terror investigation: four more detained in Belgium


Belgian police have detained four more people in anti-terror raids in several cities, following Tuesday’s bomb attacks in Brussels, prosecutors say.

Sunday’s police raids included eight operations in the Brussels area and four in Mechelen and Duffel, in the northern Flanders region.

Meanwhile, a man, named by prosecutors as A. Abderrahmane, has been charged with membership of a terror group. He was detained in Brussels after being shot in the leg by police on Saturday. Belgian media reports that he was involved in plans for a foiled terror plot in France.

On Saturday night, police in southern Italy arrested a suspect believed to have forged documents for those involved in the attacks in both Brussels and Paris. Italian police have released his photograph on Sunday and named him as 40-year-old Algerian Djamal Eddine Ouali.

Also on Saturday, Belgian prosecutors charged a man they identified as Faycal C as having a key role in the Brussels attacks. Belgian media have and named him as a self-styled independent journalist Faycal Cheffou

European security agencies are continuing to hunt for several more suspects believed to have assisted with the attacks in Brussels and the Paris attacks in November.

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