This is a lot to take in.
On Thursday, authorities in Brussels announced that they’ve captured six men potentially connected to the devastating terror attacks earlier this week. While we don’t know for sure if these suspects are connected to the horrible incident, the government feels there’s enough evidence to detain the group until further notice.
The big news comes on the heels of the Belgian government’s revelation that five different people (three are dead, two are fugitives), were responsible for the execution of Tuesday’s violence. Police think the men they caught today were involved in the actual planning of the event.
The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office said of the development:
“It will be decided tomorrow if these people will remain in custody.”
Wow. It will be such a relief if these are the people who authorities are looking for, especially since the media just reported that future attacks are being planned at this very moment.
Unfortunately, intelligence officials recently revealed that people in Europe should continue to be on high alert as there are potential attacks possibly underway:
“There is not that calm in between the storms we used to see. There’s evidence these guys are floating around in Europe and haven’t been rounded up yet and hope to launch an attack. There’s a constant drumbeat and fear something else is going to happen.”
Despite agencies working around the clock to stop the terror, most of the time their intel comes in as fragments, which makes their jobs extremely difficult. Without a clear picture, there’s not much governments can do to prevent future violence.
The good news is, officials believe the men they caught today are apart of a major network of ISIS cells, which should lead to more arrests and the breakdown of other plots.
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