Belgian authorities detained two individuals in different areas of the united states on Monday and Sunday, both suspected of plotting an attack in Brussels on the Eve of New Year, federal prosecutors said.
Authorities discovered Islamic State propaganda fabric and military clothes but no weapons or explosives, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
Belgium continues to be at the center of investigations in the Paris assaults on Nov. 13 that left 130 people dead after connections with Brussels appeared. Two of the Paris suicide bombers, Bilal Hadfi and Brahim Abdeslam, was residing in Belgium.
Belgian authorities have detained nine people in connection together with the Paris assaults. But the prosecutors said Tuesday’s statement wasn’t linked to that particular investigation.