A new anti-terrorist operation at the hand of the Belgian police has led to the arrest of two people. It has been reported by the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s office which has issued a news release today in the early hours. The release explained that the two of them were preparing an attack against the police headquarters near the Grand Place in Brussels. At the moment there are elements that suggest a connection with Paris attacks and the investigators have reported that during the operation six people were detained, four of whom were released, while the other two were handcuffed with the accusation of partaking in the activities of a terrorist group and involvement in the threat of an attack.
The arrests are the result of the multiple searches that were carried out between Sunday 27 and Monday 28 December in the Brussels region, in Flemish Brabant and Liège. Of the two arrested, the first one was charged with “threat of attacks, participation in the activities of a terrorist group as leaders and recruitment to carry out the terrorist acts”, whereas the second one with ‘threat of attacks and participation in the activities of a terrorist group”. During the searches, neither weapons nor explosives were found. Were found, instead, computer equipment, military uniforms and propagandist material of the so-called Islamic state.