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Adult who was arrested along with three teenagers in terror investigation placed under arrest warrant

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In the investigation by the federal public prosecutor’s office into a possible impending attack, the adult suspect has been placed under arrest warrant by the investigating judge in Brussels and charged with participation in the activities of a terrorist group and preparatory acts with a view to committing a terrorist act. scale. This is reported by the federal public prosecutor’s office. The three minor suspects have been made available to an investigating judge in Dendermonde, but no further information has been given about their fate.

Source: BELGA

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“Since Sunday morning, several searches have been carried out in the context of two files, one from the federal public prosecutor’s office and the other from the Dendermonde public prosecutor’s office, on the basis of consistent information and an investigation conducted by the federal judicial police of Liège, Brussels, Charleroi and Ghent ”, reports the federal public prosecutor’s office. “Three minors and one adult were arrested. The latter was brought before a Brussels investigating judge who specializes in terrorism today. He was suspected of participating in the activities of a terrorist group and of preparatory acts with a view to committing a terrorist attack.”

An investigating judge from Dendermonde was also appointed, who interrogated the three minors. But the federal public prosecutor’s office provides no information about the further fate of the three minors.

The four suspects from the jihadist environment had come into contact with each other via the internet and are said to have made plans there to commit an attack. Their conversations referred to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, and the four are also said to have searched for weapons on the dark web. No weapons or explosives were found during the searches on Sunday morning. The target of their attack is said to have been the Botanique concert hall.

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“According to the first elements of the investigation, it appears that a Brussels concert hall was specifically and concretely targeted, with an action planned within a few weeks,” the federal public prosecutor’s office said.

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