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Belgium wants terror suspect extradited from Greece

Iran Press TV

Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:54PM

Belgian officials have announced they will seek extradition of a suspect arrested in Athens as he may be linked to a terror cells busted this week in eastern Belgium.

Federal prosecutors in Brussels announced Sunday that they have sufficient evidences to seek the extradition of one of two suspects arrested by Greek officials.

The suspect, who has allegedly plotted to kill police officers, has not been identified.

Belgian police on Thursday carried out an anti-terror operation in the eastern town of Verviers which saw two suspected terrorists dead.

The main mastermind behind the terror cell, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, is believed to be still at large in Greece.

The 27-year old Belgian of the Moroccan decent, had allegedly made phone calls from Greece to the brother of one of the suspects killed in Thursday's operation.

Belgian media have claimed that the anti-terror operation in Verviers provided the required intelligence for other countries in Europe to bust similar networks.

Greek officials said Sunday they have released one of the suspects they arrested for alleged terror activities. The other one, who is sought by Belgium officials, remain under custody in Athens. Belgium has also sought extradition of two suspects detained in France.

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