Ten detained in Belgian terrorist raid

2015-12-17 17:51
(Geert van den Wijngaert, AP)

(Geert van den Wijngaert, AP)

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Brussels - Belgian authorities detained 10 people during anti-terrorist raids in the eastern region of Limbourg on Thursday, federal prosecutors said, noting that the investigation was not linked to the November 13 attacks in Paris.

Belgium has been in the spotlight as several of the killers in the Paris attacks had links to the country. It also has Europe's highest number per capita of foreign fighters - Europeans who fight in Syria or Iraq and could return radicalised and ready to strike.

Earlier on Thursday, 11 searches were carried out across the Limbourg region, prosecutors said. The province is not far from the city of Verviers, where two people died when police raided an Islamist cell in January.

The police found no arms or explosives in Thursday's raids, according to a statement from the prosecution. No information was released regarding the identities of those detained.

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