Police raids in Molenbeek highlight darker side of Brussels Add to ..

November 16, 2015 9:32 PM

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The investigation into the attacks on the glittering heart of Paris arrived Monday in a gritty appendage of Brussels, as heavily armed police sealed off several blocks of the district of Molenbeek, the last known address of several alleged key plotters of last week’s carnage.

After a prolonged siege that saw several blocks of the area cordoned off for hours – and more than a few erroneous media reports – Belgian police said they had not captured 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam, the suspected “eighth attacker” who is believed to be in Belgium but remains at large following the...

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