In Brussels detained 12 people on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks


Police in Brussels in the night of Saturday detained 12 people suspected of preparing terrorist attacks. About it reports TV and radio company RTBF with reference to the Prosecutor.

It is noted that in a few hours will make a decision about election of a measure of restraint. The police, as the media, we monitored the detainees within a few days. The RAID was conducted in 16 communes of Brussels and in Wallonia and Flanders.

The detainees, according to the Prosecutor, can be part of a group which might have the positive intent and ability to carry out attacks. During raids it conducted dozens of searches, but no weapons or explosives were found.

Approval of the channel, in Belgium stepped up security key politicians, including Prime Minister Charles Michel, foreign Minister Didier Reynders, interior Minister of Belgium Yam Jambon, Minister of justice Cohen Hins. Security is allocated and members of their families. This decision was taken on the recommendation of the coordination centre for threat analysis at the interior Ministry of the Kingdom (OCAM)

Security measures in the Kingdom as a whole increased from 20:00 on 17 June.

On Wednesday, the sources of the Belgian newspaper La Derniere heure said that Belgian counter-terrorist police warned the French colleagues that the group of militants “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) left Syria about two weeks ago. According to interlocutors of the edition, the group travels along the route of refugees through Turkey and Greece to France and Belgium.

After that, the Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls warned that the country’s authorities expect the possibility of new terrorist attacks.