Six questioned in Belgium over ‘terrorism plot’

Published: Thursday 31st December 2015 by The News Editor

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Six more people have been brought in for questioning and seven searches carried out in connection with a suspected plot to stage extremist attacks over the holidays, Belgian officials said.

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office said the police searches were executed on Thursday morning in various Brussels-area locations.

It added a magistrate will decide whether arrest warrants should be issued against six people brought in for questioning.

Two men have already been arrested in connection with the suspected plot, both members of a motorcycle club.

On Thursday, a judge ordered them held for another month.

Authorities in Brussels earlier cancelled planned New Year’s Eve fireworks amid fears of a terrorist attack.

Mayor Yvan Mayeur said it would be impossible to screen the thousands of revellers who would otherwise be gathering in the city to ring in the new year.

Published: Thursday 31st December 2015 by The News Editor

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