Belgian police arrest 12 terror suspects for ‘plotting imminent attacks during Euro 2016 match against Ireland’

A network of terror suspects feared to be plotting imminent attacks has been shut down in a major operation in Belgium.

Sources told broadcaster VTM Nieuws they were planning to attack Brussels as football supporters gathered to watch Belgium’s Euro 2016 match against Ireland in on Saturday afternoon.

At least 12 people were arrested and 40 detained in total after police launched overnight raids across the capital and elsewhere in the country on Friday.