Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning attacks on soccer championships


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Belgian police arrest 12 suspected of planning attacks on soccer championships - World - CBC News

Prosecutors said investigations pointed to the need for 'immediate intervention’
Belgian police arrested 12 people suspected of planning new attacks after about 40 houses were searched across the country overnight, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Saturday, as the prime minister prepared to convene a security meeting.

Europe is on high security alert, with the Euro 2016 soccer tournament underway in neighbouring France, after Islamist suicide bombers killed 32 people in Brussels in March following attacks in Paris last November in which 130 people died.

“In connection with a criminal investigation concerning terrorism … 40 persons were taken for questioning. Twelve among them were arrested,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.