#Belgium#Brussels – Weapons seized in counter-terror searches overnight.
** 6 searches were conducted in #Anderlecht: 4 in houses, 2 in garage boxes. 4 people arrested, among them 2 brothers.
** The 2 brothers are well known to law enforcement. At the same time, searches were carried out in #France. 1 arrested there. For Belgium, there might be a link with the Kamikaze Riders, a bikers club. Several of their members have already been convicted on terrorism charges in the past.
** 2 of the 4 arrested stay under arrest: Akim S (1977) and Khalid S (1979). Both have Belgian nationality. 2 others were released. The 2 detained have been charged with participation in a terrorist group.
** Weapons, ammo and materials seized: 3 AK47, 15 AK47 chargers, 1 riot gun, 3 hand weapons plus ammo, radios, 2 bullet proof vests, 1 blue flashing light, 1 uniform of a security company, 2 police uniforms, 2 civil protection uniforms & 4 detonators.
** Investigators believe an attack, only in a planning stage, has been thwarted.