Belgian police on Friday arrested two men in connection with an anti-terrorism case, the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said.
“Both are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium,” the prosecutor’s office said Saturday.
Seven house searches in Mons and one house search in Liege led to the arrests, CNN reports.
Ahead of the June raids, several senior ministers were given heightened security protection because of new intelligence about specific threats. according to RTBF, which cited the government’s Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis. Prime Minister Charles Michel, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and Interior Minister Jan Jambon were among those receiving heightened protection, RTBF reports.
Belgian police arrest 2 men suspected of planning terror attack in Belgium, prosecutor says. https://t.co/zyGCOL9RzC
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