Belgium: 10 detained in 3-nation anti-terror sweep

Federal prosecutors: Suspects, of Belgian, Dutch, Moroccan, Russian nationality, may have links to Chechen terror group, planned attack.

November 23, 2010 14:20
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BRUSSELS — Ten suspects have been detained after an anti-terror sweep in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, federal prosecutors in Belgium said Tuesday.

In a statement, the prosecutors said that those targeted in the sweeps were suspected of planning a possible attack in Belgium. Others were suspected recruiters for an alleged Chechen terror organization.
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Ten homes were searched in the three nations on Tuesday morning, and 10 suspects of Belgian, Dutch, Moroccan and Russian nationality were detained.

The statement said that investigation had previously already led to arrests in Spain, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

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