Belgium detains six people over New Year’s attack plot

BRUSSELS – Belgian police detained six people during house searches in Brussels on Thursday as part of an investigation into an alleged plot to carry out an attack in the capital on New Year’s Eve.

Authorities on Wednesday called off the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display in the capital, citing fears of a militant attack. Police carried out searches at six locations in the Belgian capital and one just outside the city, seizing computers, mobile phones and equipment for airsoft, a sport involving guns that shoot non-lethal plastic pellets.



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