Belgian police have arrested 21 people in anti-terror raids following the Paris attacks, but suspected gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large.

In the last 48 hours, police made 22 raids at locations across Brussels, Charleroi, and Liege and seized a sum of €26,000 (£18,300). HOwever, no guns or explosives were discovered during the searches, a spokesperson for the Belgian prosecutor said.

Many of the searches focused on the Brussels district of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, where police fired two shots at a car, injuring a suspect who was later arrested, during one raid on Sunday. Molenbeek, a run-down suburb about three miles from Brussels’ Grand Place, was thrust into the limelight soon after the Paris attacks, as two suspects in the attacks came from the area.

Meanwhile, Brussels remains at the highest alert level, with a terror attack considered “serious and imminent”. Armed police continue to patrol the streets, with schools, universities, shops, and the Metro system closed.

More than 130 people died and 350 were injured in the Paris attacks 10 days ago.

Share.

Location

Comments are closed.