Two Held over Suspected Brussels Terror Plot

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Brussels: Belgian prosecutors say they have arrested two people suspected of plotting militant attacks in Brussels over the Christmas period.

The arrests were part of an anti-terrorist operation across the city and the neighbouring Brabant region as well as in the Liege area on Sunday and Monday.

Six people were initially questioned after house searches but four of them were released, prosecutors said.

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Police found military clothing and Islamic State propaganda and computer material which investigators are examining, but no weapons or explosives.

The searches were not linked to the November Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed.

Initial reports said the two held were charged over alleged terrorist activity, with one believed to be leader and recruiter of the terror cell.

It was believed they were aiming to hit symbolic targets in Brussels as well as police, according to the reports.

Sky News