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Two Terror Suspect Detainees Charged With Terror Group Membership

© AP Photo / Geert Vanden WijngaertPolicemen detain a man in the Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels, Belgium
Policemen detain a man in the Molenbeek neighborhood in Brussels, Belgium - Sputnik International
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Two terror suspects detained earlier in Belgium's Wallonia region have been charged with taking part in terrorist group activities, Belgian prosecutors said Saturday.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Earlier on Saturday, local media reported that Belgian police had arrested two people suspected of preparing terrorist attacks in the locations that are broadcasting the ongoing European Football Championship. The operation was conducted in the Ensival district of the Belgian city of Verviers and in the city of Mons.

Belgian police officers check vehicles at the French-Belgian border, northern France, on March 22, 2016 - Sputnik International
Belgian Police Arrest Two Terror Suspects in Verviers, Mons Cities

"Two people, Arnaud C., born in 1983, and E., a Belgian citizen, have been detained and placed under arrest by a court investigator. They are accused of being members of a terrorist group as a perpetrator and a perpetrator's accomplice," the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said in a statement.

No weapons or explosives were found during the arrest, according to the statement.

France is hosting the Euro 2016 football championship, which started on June 10 and is due to end on July 10.

© AFP 2022 / Het NieuwsbladDamage is seen inside the departure terminal following the March 22, 2016 bombing at Zaventem Airport, in these undated photos made available to Reuters by the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2016
Damage is seen inside the departure terminal following the March 22, 2016 bombing at Zaventem Airport, in these undated photos made available to Reuters by the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2016 - Sputnik International
Damage is seen inside the departure terminal following the March 22, 2016 bombing at Zaventem Airport, in these undated photos made available to Reuters by the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2016

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