Thursday, July 30, 2009

4 men arrested in Belgium on terror link

Boston Herald

Thursday, July 30, 2009

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch national prosecutors office says Belgian authorities have detained four men on suspicion of being members of a terrorist organization after they were expelled from Kenya.

The prosecutors office says the 21-year-old men were arrested on a Dutch warrant after their flight from Nairobi landed in Brussels on Thursday morning.

Three of the men are Dutch and the fourth is Moroccan with Dutch residency.

Kenyan authorities had detained them for unspecified "suspicious activities" after they were found near the border with Somalia.

The prosecutor's office says one of the men was arrested in Azerbaijan in 2005.

Dutch media say all are Muslims who were under observation by Dutch secret service.

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