Belgium detains seven after anti-terror house raids in Brussels

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Posted: Jan 25, 2017 5:50 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian authorities detained seven people for questioning after a string of house searches related to an anti-terror investigation in Brussels on Wednesday, prosecutors said.

"The investigation relates to the issue of possible returning Syria fighters," federal prosecutors said in a statement.

The operations were focused on about eight locations and were not linked to recent attacks in Brussels or Paris. No explosives or weapons were found.

(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)