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Belgium Arrests Two Men Suspected Of Planning Attack


Belgian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack in the country.

Police arrested the two brothers, identified as Noureddine H. and his brother Hamza H., after a raid late on July 29 in Belgium's French-speaking areas of Mons and Liege.

"Both are suspected of planning a terrorist attack somewhere in Belgium," the federal prosecutor's office said in a statement on July 30.

The office said there was no connection between the men and the Brussels bombings on March 22 that left 32 people dead. Those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

The prosecutor's office said no weapons or explosives were found in the raids that were ordered by a judge.

A judge will review the arrests of the brothers later on July 30 and decide whether to keep them in custody.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP
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