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Belgium

Police arrested 15 people in a dozen raids yesterday in Brussels and Vervier who are suspected of planning to attack police stations and kill officers; police uniforms, guns, explosives, and cash were seized during the raids. Terrorism charges were filed against five people. Some of the suspects had fought in Syria, and “most” were said […]




Belgium

Two or three people are said to have been killed and several others arrested when counterterrorism forces conducted a raid in Vervier against a suspected Islamic State cell. The cell members were said to be planning attacks in Europe at the direction of Islamic State commanders; the jihadists had recently returned from Syria. Other raids […]


Belgium

Police arrested a 52-year-old man for threatening to bomb a Belgian newspaper because he did not like its coverage of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris; he was previously convicted of arson against a right-wing political party. About 20,000 people marched in Brussels yesterday against extremism and attacks on free speech. Authorities are seeking to […]


Al Qaeda

‘Hacktivist’ group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites


Belgium

The judges in the Sharia4Belgium case postponed the verdict until Feb. 11; Fouad Belkacem, the chief suspect among 46 defendants, is accused of recruiting jihadists to fight in Syria. A judge extended the detention of Jejoen Bontinck, a defendant and key witness in the case who was recently arrested while trying to fly to Turkey. […]


Belgium

Police arrested eight people suspected of throwing petrol bombs last night at a police station in the Laken area of Brussels. Prime Minister Michel ordered a security review in the wake of today’s terrorist attack in Paris. A hospital in Antwerp province is purchasing bulletproof vests for its ambulance staff to protect them from “an […]