Authorities hunt Belgium attack plot suspect in Greece: report

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 17, 2015 12:26 PM

BRUSSELS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek authorities are hunting for a man wanted in connection with the foiled plot to attack Belgian police, Belgian media reported on Saturday.

Belgium's state broadcaster said authorities were seeking a Brussels man of Moroccan origin who was hiding in Greece.

Greek police said international security coordinators had passed on the names of several people in connection with the plot in Belgium to check if they were in Greece or had passed through the country.

They did not comment on whether the man named by Belgian media was on that list.

A spokesman for the Brussels prosecutors' office said he could not comment because of the sensitivity of the investigation.

On Thursday, police killed two gunmen during raids in the east Belgian town of Verviers.

Thirteen suspects were subsequently arrested throughout the country and two others held in France on Belgium's request.

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In the aftermath of Thursday's raids, Belgium raised its national alert level and deployed hundreds of troops to back up police and protect embassies, EU institutions and Jewish sites.

(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek in Brussels and George Georgiopoulos in Athens; Editing by Alison Williams)