Eight arrested in Belgium anti-terror raids
[IsraelTimes] Eight people are tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in Brussels following counterterror raids as part of an investigation into what one source says Monday appeared to be preparations for an attack.
All eight are arrested Sunday in Molenbeek, an immigrant district in the Belgian capital linked to the Gay Paree and Brussels terror attacks, the federal prosecutor’s office says.
"In all, eight persons were arrested and taken for questioning," the prosecutor’s office says in a statement, adding the arrests were not connected to the Gay Paree or Brussels attacks.
A source close to the probe says Sherlocks suspected an attack was in preparation.
The prosecutor’s office says no explosives were found in the raids.
The arrests take place following raids in Molenbeek as well as in Geraardsbergen and Mechelen, both in northern Dutch-speaking areas of Belgium.
Molenbeek was home to several members of the cell that carried out the November 13, 2015, attacks in Gay Paree and the March 2016 suicide kabooms in Brussels.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-03-06