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Paris Terror Attacks: Belgian police arrest 'several people' after searches linked to Paris attacks

Belgian police on Saturday arrested several people during searches in a district of Brussels following a wave of attacks in Paris claimed by Islamic State, the Belgian justice minister said.

In a Twitter message, Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens said "multiple searches and arrests" had been made, and that they were related to a vehicle with a Belgian number plate.

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A man lights a candle during a ceremony honoring victims of the attacks in Paris, outside the Consulate of France in Geneva, Switzerland, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

A man lights a candle during a ceremony honoring victims of the attacks in Paris, outside the Consulate of France in Geneva, Switzerland, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Camille Marchais pictured at the Solidarity with Paris march through Dublin city centre.  Picture;  GERRY MOONEY.  14/11/15

Camille Marchais pictured at the Solidarity with Paris march through Dublin city centre. Picture; GERRY MOONEY. 14/11/15

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A man lights a candle during a ceremony honoring victims of the attacks in Paris, outside the Consulate of France in Geneva, Switzerland, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

A Belgian car was seen near the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, according to witness accounts.

A Justice Ministry spokeswoman said she could not confirm the precise number of arrests or give any further details.

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REFILE - ADDING KEYWORDSPeople stand in front of the Brandenburg gate, which is illuminated in blue, white and red in the colors of the French flag in tribute to victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, in Berlin, Germany, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

REFILE - ADDING KEYWORDSPeople stand in front of the Brandenburg gate, which is illuminated in blue, white and red in the colors of the French flag in tribute to victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, in Berlin, Germany, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Sonia Leon pictured at the Solidarity with Paris march through Dublin city centre.  Picture;  GERRY MOONEY.  14/11/15

Sonia Leon pictured at the Solidarity with Paris march through Dublin city centre. Picture; GERRY MOONEY. 14/11/15

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REFILE - ADDING KEYWORDSPeople stand in front of the Brandenburg gate, which is illuminated in blue, white and red in the colors of the French flag in tribute to victims of Friday's attacks in Paris, in Berlin, Germany, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

The website of the public broadcaster RTBF reported that police searches were continuing in the Molenbeek district of Brussels.

It quoted a source close to the operations as saying there had been "between two and three searches, linked to the Paris attacks" and that five people had been arrested.

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A woman holds a candle during a ceremony honoring victims of the attacks in Paris, outside the Consulate of France in Geneva, Switzerland, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

A woman holds a candle during a ceremony honoring victims of the attacks in Paris, outside the Consulate of France in Geneva, Switzerland, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

A woman holds a candle during a ceremony honoring victims of the attacks in Paris, outside the Consulate of France in Geneva, Switzerland, November 14, 2015. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

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