Contact | Open Account | Account Login  
ABN AMRO   Dorman   KCG   GAIN   RCG   RJO
Headline News |  Ag News |  Weather

Headline News

Four Detained in Brussels Attack

06/22/2017 06:17:00 AM

» Return to News Index

Four Detained in Brussels Attack 06/22 06:16 BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian authorities said Thursday that police detained four people in a series of raids in Brussels linked to the failed bombing at a rail station this week by a man shouting "Allahu akbar." The federal prosecutor's office said that the four were picked up during searches in the Molenbeek neighborhood, as well as in Anderlecht and Koekelberg. The attacker in Tuesday's violence at Brussels Central Station was a 36-year-old Moroccan national also living in Molenbeek, but he wasn't known to authorities for being involved in extremist activities. Many of the suspects linked to attacks in Brussels and in Paris in November 2015 lived in or passed through the Molenbeek neighborhood Prosecutors said in a statement that the four suspects allegedly linked to the latest incident in Brussels were "taken in for thorough questioning" and that an investigating judge would decide later Thursday whether to keep them in custody. Authorities didn't say whether anything had been seized in the raids, and declined to provide further details. The raids are among several launched since Tuesday's attempted attack at Brussels Central Station in which the man blew up a device that didn't fully detonate. He was then fatally shot by soldiers after charging at them while shouting "Allahu akbar," the Arabic phrase for "God is great." No one else was hurt. Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and a subway station last year. Authorities said the quick shooting of the attacker averted fatalities. He had been trying to detonate a larger nail bomb. "It was clear he wanted to cause much more damage than what happened," federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said Wednesday. "The bag exploded twice, but it could have been a lot worse." (KA)

» Return to News Index




The risk of loss in trading futures and options can be substantial, therefore only genuine "risk" funds should be used in such trading. Futures and options may not be a suitable investment for all individuals and individuals should carefully consider their financial condition in deciding whether to trade. Option traders should be aware that the exercise of a long option will result in a futures position. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

All information, communications, publications, and reports, including this specific material, used and distributed by HighGround Trading LLC ("HTG") shall be construed as a solicitation for entering into a derivatives transaction. HTG does not distribute research reports, employ research analysts, or maintain a research department as defined in CFTC Regulation 1.71.