Six people arrested in Brussels after attacks

by AFP  |  published on March 26, 2016

Six people were arrested Thursday in a series of police raids in Brussels, federal prosecutors said, two days after jihadist attacks in the Belgian capital left 31 dead.

Three of the suspects were detained “outside the door of the federal prosecutor’s office” a spokesman said. Two others were arrested in the Belgian capital and the sixth was detained in Jette, on the outskirts.

Brussels, home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, is still reeling from bombings at the airport and a metro station on Tuesday morning claimed by Islamic State.

US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to arrive in Brussels on Friday in a show of solidarity, during which he will pay tribute to the victims at the airport and hold meetings with EU officials.

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