A group of terror suspects arrested in Belgium were planning attacks in crowded places in Antwerp, local media reported, citing sources close to the investigation. The city’s main railway station was among the aims of the planned attacks.
4 alleged jihadists are were arrested on May 25 in and around Antwerp on suspicion of planning an attack. The jihadists, edged between 16 and 19, were also suspected of recruiting people to travel to conflict zones in Syria or Libya.
“The four were more involved in the part of recruiting,” Eric Van der Sypt, a spokesman for Belgium’s federal prosecutors, told AFP. The official added that the authorities “found traces of plans for an attack in Belgium.”
The teens were charged with “participating in the activities of a terrorist group,” the prosecutor said.