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Belgian police nab three more terror suspects

Iran Press TV

Fri Jan 1, 2016 2:15AM

The Belgian police have arrested three more people for allegedly plotting an attack against the country's capital during New Year celebrations.

The three suspects were arrested on Thursday on the suspicion that they had plotted to strike the 'emblematic sites' of Brussels during the festivities.

Police also discovered air gun equipment during the raids that led to the arrests.

Two others, who have already been charged with terrorism-related offenses, had been apprehended on Tuesday after operations in and around Brussels and the eastern city of Liege. During the raids, police also found military-style training uniforms, computer hardware, and propaganda material produced by the Daesh Takfiri group, which is mainly active in Iraq and Syria.

Meanwhile, authorities in Brussels have banned pyrotechnics and other sorts of New Year festivities, citing fears of attacks by Takfiri terrorists.

Another Paris suspect nabbed

On Wednesday, the Belgian police placed a male, identified as 22-year-old Ayoub B, under arrest following a raid on a residence in Brussels in connection with the November 13 deadly terror attacks that claimed 130 lives in the French capital, Paris. He has been charged with 'terrorist murder' and involvement in the activities of a terror group.

France says the attacks, which have been claimed by Daesh, were planned in Belgium, home to Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspected assailants in the attacks.

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