BRUSSELS (Online) – Authorities in Belgium have arrested six Pakistani-born British men after they were spotted in old ambulances near Brussels while the city was in a full-scale terror alert, British media reported on Sunday.
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According to a British newspaper, a heavily armed anti-terror unit carried out a raid on the group of six men near a petrol station regularly used by Salah Abdeslam – the terrorist still on the run after the Paris massacre.
The Pakistani-born British men were being questioned by security personnel as officers continued to search the ambulances – two Fiats and a Mercedes with British plates.
Brussels remained in lockdown following an intelligence warning of an imminent Paris-style attack on the Belgian capital.
The city is home to the headquarters of the European Union, the Nato alliance and offices of many multinational corporations.