2 arrests reported in probe of Belgian group

BRUSSELS (AP) " Belgian prosecutors say three houses have been searched and two people arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into the activities of a suspected terrorist group.

Ester Natus, a spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor's Office, said Friday's developments were not connected to the attacks claimed by the Islamic State group in Brussels and Paris that killed a total of 162 people over the last year.

Natus provided no details about the activities in which the suspects allegedly engaged or were planning.

The prosecutor's office said in a statement that the searched houses are located in the Schaarbeek and Haren neighborhoods of Brussels, and in the eastern city of Liege,

Natus says a judge is expected to decide on Saturday whether the two people arrested should be kept in custody.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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