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Belgium arrests two over New Year terror plot






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Police in Belgium arrested two people suspected of planning terror attacks on New Year's Eve. They made six arrests but released four people. Police found military clothing and Islamic State propaganda, but no weapons or explosives. They said: "Our investigation revealed serious threats of an attack on symbolic places in Brussels during New Year's Eve." The police did not say whether the suspects were male or female, nor if they were looking for other suspects.

The arrests are not linked to the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. Brussels has been on high alert since Paris. The city shut schools, universities and the Metro for several days. The city was put on the highest state of alert. Brussels has been at the centre of investigations into the Paris attacks after it was found that two of the suicide bombers lived in Belgium. Other major European cities are also on alert. Police are warning citizens to be watchful.

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