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Belgium: man charged with 'terrorist murders' attempt



A man in Belgium has been charged with attempting and conspiring to commit "terrorist murders" and being a part of a terror group. His brother, however, has been released without charge, the Federal Prosecutor's Office announced on Saturday.

The prosector's office said the man charged was 33-year-old Nourredine H, and his brother is Hamza H. Both were taken in for questioning based on the suspicion of them planning a terror attack following police searches of seven houses on Friday evening. The houses searched were in the city of Liege and the Mons region.

Belgium has been on high alert for the past few months since a suicide bombing killed 32 people on March 22nd in Brussels, at the airport and in the subway. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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