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2 held in Belgium over possible links to Paris terror suspects

Published 21/01/2016

Crowds look at floral tributes and candles left at Place de la Republique in Paris, following the terrorist attacks in the city
Crowds look at floral tributes and candles left at Place de la Republique in Paris, following the terrorist attacks in the city

Two men have been arrested in Belgium over possible links to suspects in the November terror attacks in Paris in which 130 people were killed, authorities said.

The federal prosecutor's office said a Belgian national identified as Zakaria J and a Moroccan national named Mustafa E were being held over links to different suspects in the attacks.

The pair were detained on Wednesday during police raids on the Molenbeek area of Brussels, where several extremists have lived or stayed. No weapons or explosives were found during the searches.

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