BRUSSELS. — Belgium has arrested two more men suspected of links to the Paris attacks of November 13 last year in which 130 people were killed, the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said yesterday.
The men, identified as Belgian national Zakaria J., born in 1986 and Moroccan national Mustafa E., born in 1981, were arrested during two house searches on Wednesday and Thursday morning in the Brussels district of Molenbeek, prosecutors said.
“Both were arrested due to their possible ties with different suspects in this case,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. “The Investigating Judge will decide later today upon their possible further detention.”
No arms or explosives were found during the searches, it added.
Since the November Paris attacks federal prosecutors have already taken 10 people into custody over their suspected involvement, which appear to have been prepared mainly in Belgium.
If the two latest detainees are kept in custody, their number would rise to 12. — Reuters.