Belgium Arrests Two Charged with Preparing Attack in France

The federal prosecutor's office said that as well as the Belgian security services, the DGSI French internal intelligence service and German judicial authorities were instrumental "in avoiding a terror attack on French soil."

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities formally arrested a married couple on Monday and accused them of preparing a bomb attack in France during a packed rally of an Iranian opposition group last weekend. The federal prosecutor’s office said Monday that the two, Belgian citizens of Iranian heritage in their 30s, were charged with “attempt at terrorist murder and preparing a terrorist crime” against an Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, in the French town of Villepinte,…

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