Monday 26 September 2016

Belgian anti-terror police detain two in overnight raids

Published 25/06/2016 | 15:21

Two people were picked up by anti-terror officers in Verviers and Tournai (AP)
Two people were picked up by anti-terror officers in Verviers and Tournai (AP)

Anti-terror police in Belgium have taken two people into custody in overnight raids.

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The two were picked up in the eastern town of Verviers and Tournai, in the south, according to the federal prosecutor's office.

Spokesman Eric Van der Sypt said no weapons, explosives or other materials were found, and declined to say why the raids were conducted.

Mr Van der Sypt said the raids had no connection to the March 22 attacks in Belgium that killed 32 people or the Paris massacres last November which claimed 130 victims.

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