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    Belgian Police Detain Eight Suspects in Daesh Recruiting, Financing

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    Belgian police have detained eight people suspected of recruiting militants and financing Daesh terrorist group, the country's Federal Prosecutor's Office said on Tuesday.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — The prosecutors said in a statement that the police searched nine houses in four Belgian cities, including Brussels and Antwerp, but did not find any weapons or explosives.

    On March 22, two suicide blasts ripped through the departure hall of the airport in the northeastern municipality of Zaventem while another explosion hit the Maelbeek metro station near the headquarters of the EU institutions in Brussels, killing over 35 people, including three terrorists, and injuring at least 300.


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