Belgian authorities detain 7 during anti-terror raids

AP News
Posted: Jan 25, 2017 6:18 AM

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police have detained seven people in a series of anti-terror raids in the Brussels area relating to an investigation into the possible return of fighters from Syria.

The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement that the detentions came during eight dawn raids, but stressed that the investigation wasn't linked to the Brussels or Paris attacks over the past two years.

A court will decide later Wednesday whether the seven will be arrested or released.

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Belgian authorities have been on high alert since suicide bombers attacked the Brussels airport and subway system on March 22, killing 32 people.