Several raids under way across Belgium

2016-03-22 22:24
A man lights a candle at a memorial outside the stock exchange in Brussels. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert, AP)

A man lights a candle at a memorial outside the stock exchange in Brussels. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert, AP)

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Brussels - Police raids are under way across Belgium following Tuesday's deadly attacks at Brussels airport and on a metro train, the federal prosecutor said.

Searches were taking place "in several parts of the country" and "several witnesses also were being heard", said federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw.

Around 35 people were killed and more than 200 wounded in the attacks.

Van Leeuw earlier said it was too early to make any link between the attacks on Brussels and those in Paris in November.

The attacks came just days after a key Paris suspect was arrested in the Belgian capital.

Belgian police arrested Salah Abdeslam on Friday after a series of raids in Brussels in connection with the Paris attacks which left 130 people dead and were claimed by ISIS.


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