Friday, December 21, 2007

Belgium arrests 14 linked to terrorist plot

Belgian police on Friday boosted security in Brussels over fears of a possible Christmas attack after the arrest of 14 suspected Islamists, the interior ministry said.
The suspects were detained early Friday in a police raid following the discovery of plans to free an Al-Qaeda sympathiser from prison using weapons and explosives, justice officials said.
Security was tightened "in busy public places", such as the capital's underground metro system, railway stations and the international airport, as well as at Christmas markets and in shopping districts. STORY

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