Belgian police detain 4 Daesh-linked suspects over foiled terror attack on high-speed train

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Published 30.10.2017 13:30
Updated 30.10.2017 13:32
Belgium special forces police secure access during a police operation to search an apartment complex in the Brussels district of Uccle, Belgium, April 12, 2016 (Reuters File Photo)
Belgium special forces police secure access during a police operation to search an apartment complex in the Brussels district of Uccle, Belgium, April 12, 2016 (Reuters File Photo)

Belgian police held four people Monday over the 2015 train attack on a high-speed Thalys train linking Brussels and Paris in which a Daesh terrorist shot and seriously wounded a passenger before being overpowered.

Police raided six properties around Brussels and "four people were taken in for questioning", Belgian prosecutors said in a statement. An investigating judge will decide later what further action to take against the detainees.

In August 2015 a machinegun-toting attacker wounded three people on a high-speed train before being overpowered by passengers, one in a series of terrorist attacks that has rocked Belgium and France over the past two years.

Police carried out six house searches in Brussels and elsewhere in Belgium early Monday, but did not find any explosives or weapons.

A judge will decide at a later stage whether those detained could be kept further, prosecutors said.

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