Belgian authorities keep suspected Al-Qaeda members in custody
Belgian authorities decided on Wednesday to keep three suspected Al-Qaeda members in custody after their arrest last month, federal prosecutors said.
Six of those arrested were charged the day after with belonging to a terror group and were kept in custody. One of the members in the group appeared to be close to committing a suicide attack, according to prosecutors.
At the time of the raids, the enquiry was described as "the biggest" anti-terrorism operation in Belgium.
It was linked to a Belgian Islamist group involved in training as well as fighting on the Pakistan-Afghan border, in liaison with "important figures" in Al-Qaeda, according to the federal prosecutor's office.