Three men with terrorism charges held in Belgium after an overnight raid

  • Amid the increased security in Belgium and France due to the Euro Soccer Tournament, 2016, three men were charged with terrorism offence following an overnight raid. This raid occurred three months after IS bombers killed 32 in Brussels. In all, 12 people were arrested out of which nine were released after questioning by the authorities. Three Belgian citizens Samir, Jawad and Moustapha have been charged with "having attempted to commit a terrorist murder and for participation in the activities of a terrorist group”. Reports suggest that the three were planning an attack during the Belgium vs Ireland match.