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Planned attack in Brussels: three “potentially very dangerous” minors arrested in France

On Sunday, four men were arrested. arrested in Belgium following a planned attack targeting a concert hall. This Monday, three minors, in contact with them, were arrested. arrested in France.

The fear of jihadist attacks is still very strong in Europe. In Brussels, tension rose a notch after a planned attack was carried out. discovered this weekend. It was aimed at the Botanique concert hall, one of the largest in the Belgian capital, and was scheduled to take place in a few weeks, according to the press release. cisé BFMTV

A series of searches made it possible to foil the plans of the potential attackers. Four men, including three minors, were arrested. arrested this Sunday. They are suspected of belonging to the Islamist movement and would have exchanged messages deemed "sufficiently worrying" to intervene. However, no weapons or explosives were used. found on site. The three minor suspects appeared before the investigating judge this Monday and were prosecuted. indicted. Same fate for the major suspect for participation in the activities of a terrorist group. and "preparatory acts of attack".

Other arrests, linked to the affair, took place this Monday, but this time on French soil as revealed. oacute;lé The Sunday Journal. Three adolescents were, in fact, é suspected of having been in contact with the men arrested on Sunday in Belgium. Even though they were not directly involved in the planned attack, they interacted in a group of one day. social bucket in which exchanges of jihadist propaganda and attack plans took place were destroyed. émentioned", clarified é the National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor's Office à l'AFP

They were é placed in custody seen by the General Directorate of Security domestic investigation for "terrorist criminal association". Gérald Darmanin reacted to the arrests on French territory.

The youth of the suspects is one of the striking elements of this case: "They are very flexible. If someone gives them a gun, for example, things can go very, very quickly. So we don't want to take any risks,” he said. the spokesperson for the Belgian federal prosecutor's office, Eric Van Der Sypt. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116