The operations that led to the arrest of the suspects were carried out in Ostend, Ghent and Menen.
in the middle of a police operation in Belgiumthe Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office reported that seven suspects of “planr a terrorist attack“ They were arrested This Thursday May 4th. These belong to a group of supporters of the jihadist organization Islamic State (IS).
According to official sources, the investigating judge could press charges for “terrorist assassination attempt, participation in the activities of a terrorist group and preparation of a terrorist attack” against the seven detainees: three of Belgian nationality and the other four are Chechen citizens.
In this regard, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office stated: “Although various scenarios have been discussed, the exact target of the planned attack has not yet been determined ”.
However, Eric Van Duyse, a spokesman for the US attorney’s office, said: “Apparently intended to attack an institution located in Belgium” and had been “actively looking for weapons”.