Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning new attacks: prosecutor

June 18, 2016 7:17 AM

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BRUSSELS Twelve people suspected of planning new attacks were arrested across Belgium overnight after police carried out about 40 house searches in the country, the federal prosecutor's office said in a statement on Saturday.

"In connection with a criminal investigation concerning terrorism... 40 persons were taken for questioning. Twelve among them were arrested. The investigating judge will decide on their possible detention later today," the statement said.

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