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Belgian Authorities Looking for More Suspects After Arrests

  • Associated Press

FILE - Members of Belgian police special units take part in a mock terrorist attack in a theater in Brussels, Belgium.

Belgian authorities are looking for more suspects after they raided a half-dozen sites and charged two men with terror-related offenses, but they insist they have no information that an extremist attack was imminent.

Federal magistrate Eric Van der Sypt said Thursday that even though they keep investigating the case, “to say that there would be a new attack, that is more than a bridge too far.”

“We have no material element whatsoever to assume that a new attack would be planned,” Van der Sypt said in a telephone interview.

Prosecutors said the investigation was not linked to past extremist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

Van der Sypt refused to elaborate how many suspects authorities are still looking for. “In investigations like this you are always looking for people,” he said.

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