Two more suspected terrorists arrested in Belgium

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Security forces in the centre of Brussels November 2015.


BELGIAN authorities released information on December 3 that they had arrested two more men on the preceding Sunday, who are suspected of being involved in some way with the attack on Paris on November 13.

One, a 20-year-old Frenchman identified only as Samir Z was arrested at Zaventem airport near Brussels whilst trying to board a flight for Morocco. According to Belgium prosecutors he was ‘considered to be part of the entourage of Bilal Hadfi’, one of the suicide bombers.

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They went on to state that he was ‘under the suspicion of having attempted to leave for Syria at least twice in 2015’.

The other man who was described as a Belgian national and referred to as Pierre N 28 was detained in his home in the suburb of Molenbeek.


Both were placed in custody ‘on grounds of participating in the activities of a terrorist organisation’, the prosecutors’ statement said according to the BBC.




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