Two arrested on suspicion of planning attacks in Brussels

Belgian police arrested two people suspected of planning attacks in Brussels during New Year`s celebrations after an investigation revealed serious threats against "several emblematic sites" in the capital, prosecutors said Tuesday.

AFP| Updated: Dec 29, 2015, 14:22 PM IST
Two arrested on suspicion of planning attacks in Brussels
Belgian police

Brussels: Belgian police arrested two people suspected of planning attacks in Brussels during New Year`s celebrations after an investigation revealed serious threats against "several emblematic sites" in the capital, prosecutors said Tuesday.

One of the two was arrested on suspicion of planning attacks as well as "playing a lead role in the activities of a terrorist group and recruiting for terrorist acts."

The second faced charges of planning and "participating in the activities of a terrorist group," the federal prosecutor`s office said in a statement.