Brussels police detain two after raids linked to Paris attacks

Another search was carried out yesterday in the Laeken area of Brussels, in the north of the city, where two more people were detained.

"They have been taken in for questioning", said spokesman for the federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt.

They were to be brought before a magistrate who will decide whether they should be kept in custody, prosecutors added.

Belgian police are still actively looking for Brussels-born Salah Abdeslam, 26, suspected of having played a key role in the Paris attacks and understood to have returned to the Belgian capital the day after the bloodshed.

Five people arrested on suspicion of involvement in November's Paris terror attacks have been released by police in Belgium, the Belgian federal prosecutor said Monday.

Abdeslam sent a text message asking Attou and Amri to come for him, and they found him "agitated... uneasy... unwell", the source said.

MailOnline says Hamza Attou, a Belgian man who has since been charged with assisting in terrorist activity, said he was stopped "not once, but three times" as he drove Mr Abdeslam to Brussels. YVES HERMAN/REUTERS Police officers found no drugs or explosives throughout the raids.

The search was connected with the federal investigation of the Paris attacks that killed 130 people and based on a "thorough analysis of phone records".

In Belgium, eight men have been jailed, including four accused of helping Abdeslam getaway in the hours after the attacks.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, and in response, French President Francois Hollande declared that the country was at war with the terror group, which commands large stretches of territory in Syria and Iraq.

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