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Abdeslam planned to 'restart something' in Brussels - Belgian Foreign Minister

Abdeslam planned to 'restart something' in Brussels - Belgian Foreign Minister
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By Joanna Gill with APTN, German Marshall Fund
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Speaking at a forum in Brussels, Didier Reynders said the Paris attacks suspect told investigators he was planning new acts, and that they found 'a lot of weapons' during a raid that led to his arrest

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Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said that Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam told investigators he was planning to ‘restart something’ in Brussels. He added it maybe the reality as security forces found ‘a lot of weapons, heavy weapons’ during the operation which led to Abdeslam’s arrest on Friday in the Belgian capital.

Speaking at a forum in Brussels on Sunday the foreign minister also said that the suspect had a network around him.

Didier Reynders at #BrusselsForum on #Molenbeek, #abdeslampic.twitter.com/tSEBQ0Dvns

— German Marshall Fund (@gmfus) March 20, 2016

He urged European intelligence, law enforcement and border authorities to exchange information in order to capture the suspects. Interpol issued a statement on Saturday calling on European countries to be vigilant along their borders as Abdeslam’s accomplices may attempt to flee and be on the lookout for fake passports. Many of the Paris attacks suspects were in possession of false identity documents.

Brussels remains on threat level 3, meaning there is a possible and real threat of attack.

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