Police in the Belgian city of Brussels have arrested two men suspected of planning a major Paris style attack in the EU and NATO capital on New Years Eve.
One of the men arrested were believed to be a chief recruiter in the region. During the raid, military-style uniforms, computer hardware and ISIS propaganda were discovered.
The prosecutors office in Belgium said:
“The investigation cast a light on serious threats of attacks believed to be aimed at several emblematic sites in Brussels and carried out during the end-of-year celebrations.”
The high profile Grand Palace in the center of Brussels seems to be a key target for ISIS looking for a symbolic attack.
Brussels (AFP) – Belgian police have arrested two people suspected of plotting attacks in Brussels during New Year festivities, just weeks after the jihadist bombings and shootings in Paris which were allegedly planned in Belgium.
The federal prosecutor’s office in Brussels, the home of the European Union and NATO, said Tuesday that police seized military-style training uniforms, computer hardware and Islamic State propaganda material in raids around the capital Brussels and in the Liege region.
But investigators said the police action on Sunday and Monday was not linked to the wave of deadly attacks in Paris in November which were claimed by the Islamic State group and which France says were prepared in Belgium.
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