domingo, 19 de junho de 2016

Belgium: PM says ' situation is under control "after vast anti-terrorist operation

Three months after the attacks in Brussels, the Belgian police arrested in a vast anti-terrorist operation conducted last night, 12 people suspected of preparing attacks in Belgium on the occasion of the Euro 2016, in neighbouring France.

Searches were carried out in 16 communes, mainly in Brussels, but also in Flanders and in Wallonia, without, however, were found weapons or explosives. In total, 40 people were questioned, although only 12 have been kept in pre-trial detention.

After an emergency meeting of the National Security Council, this morning, the Belgian Prime Minister said the country will maintain the current alert level â€" of 3 on a scale of 4.

Charles Michel explained that the Government considered "on the basis of the indications of the crisis centre, who must be kept the events". The head of the Government argued that one must "continue to live a normal life" and assured that "the situation is under control" and that "the work of researchers is working, how to prove the search conducted, with the authorities to do their work in the fight against terrorism, preventing terrorist attacks".

According to Belgian media, the potential targets in Brussels were the so-called "fan zones", areas where there are large screens installed to allow supporters to follow the games, particularly on the occasion of the head-to-head this Saturday between the selection of Belgium and Ireland.

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