16 detained in Belgium raids
BRUSSELS – Belgian prosecutors announce they have detained 16 people in raids linked to possible attacks in Belgium but said Paris fugitive Salah Abdeslam was not among them.
Federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said that “no firemarms or explosives were discovered,” in the 22 raids — 19 in Brussels and the three in Charleroi in the country’s south.
“The investigation continues,” he said.
One of those detained was injured when a car he was in tried to ram police during an attempted getaway.
Meanwhile, French police have issued a new appeal to identify the third man involved in the attacks at the national stadium on Nov. 13.
National Police on Sunday posted a photo of the man on Twitter, appealing to the public for information that would help identify him. The man was among three people who died in the attacks outside the stadium.