Belgian police detains 4 IS suspects

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The police carried out 8 searches in the Antwerp area on Wednesday morning and it announced that no explosives were found during the raids.

“The preliminary information of the investigation shows that there were also plans (by the IS suspects) to carry out an attack in Belgium somewhere,” the prosecutor’s office said.


Four suspected Islamic State (IS) members were detained by the Belgian police on Wednesday after police raids in Antwerp, Ternat and Borgerhout.

Two of the people detained were formally arrested, one was released under strict conditions and the last one was released with an electronic bracelet. The prosecutors said some of those detained were planning to go to Syria or Libya and join the terrorists group.

All four are “suspected of trying to recruit individuals to travel to conflict zones ...


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