Brussels police arrest six Muslims over ‘New Year terror plot’

Police in Brussels have arrested six people in connection with an alleged plot to target the city on New Year’s Eve, prosecutors say.

The arrests come as cities around the world heighten security measures ahead of large-scale New Year celebrations.

The arrests in Brussels were made during raids in suburbs including Molenbeek, which was used as a base by the 13 November Paris attackers.

The city’s main fireworks display has been cancelled over the feared plot.

None of the six people arrested on Thursday has been identified.

Two people arrested in Brussels earlier this week, named as 30-year-old Said S and 27-year-old Mohammed K, have been charged with threatening to carry out a terrorist attack.

Brussels police say the apparent plots to target New Year celebrations are not related to the network behind the Paris attacks.

  • mauser 98

    wow , 6 down a few million more to go

  • Norman_In_New_York

    If they blew up the EU headquarters, they would be performing a public service.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      EU and United Nations, for sure!

  • moraywatson

    Any money the authorities were not profiling for Christians.