Belgian Terrorists Aquire Police Uniforms And AK-47s

From Sky:
Police are hunting "several" members of a Belgian terror ring amid fears of a possible attack if the group "feel cornered".

The ongoing search follows the discovery of a stash of weapons in a Brussels suburb, including Kalashnikov assault rifles, smaller firearms, ammunition, bullet proof vests, detonators, a blue police beacon and security and police uniforms.

The items found in a lock-up garage sparked concern that potential attackers could have been plotting to pose as police and other officials.

It is also feared the discovery of the store, which followed the search of six properties, could provoke an attack similar to the bombings in the Belgian capital last year.

The attack on an airport and a metro station on 22 March, 2016, which killed 32 and injured more than 300, occurred after police uncovered a weapons cache as they hunted an Islamic State cell linked to attacks in Paris the year before.

Police charged two brothers of a convicted jihadist on Wednesday but revealed on Thursday they are looking for further members of a possible terror cell.

Eric van der Sypt, spokesman for the country's federal prosecutors' office, said: "We are still looking for several terrorism suspects.

"We fear they may feel cornered. We therefore fear there could be the same reaction as on March 22."

He later insisted officials had no "new element" to suggest an attack was imminent, but added: "One can never know how these people might react."

Belgian nationals Akim and Khalid Saouti, who were among four people detained in overnight raids on Tuesday, are believed to be the brothers of Said Saouti, a member of the Kamikaze Riders motorcycle club.

They were charged on Wednesday with belonging to a "terrorist group" and suspected of planning an attack.

Last year, Said was jailed for recruiting people to jihadist organisations and supporting IS on social media.

The Kamikaze Riders are feared to be closely associated with terror groups active in Iraq and Syria and were suspected to be linked to foiled attacks in Brussels in late 2015.

Of the four people held in the Anderlecht area of Brussels on Wednesday, two were later released after questioning.

A fifth man, reportedly suspected of planning a "violent attack", was arrested across the border in northern France, close to the city of Lille.

Belgian and French police co-operated on the joint investigation, with prosecutors saying the raids were "directly linked" to members of the Kamikaze Riders and not part of the investigation into the Brussels and Paris attacks.

France remains in a state of emergency following the November 2015 attack in the French capital, which killed 130.

The Foreign Office has warned UK travellers that Belgium is "very likely" to be the target of terror attackers.

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