Police detained two people on suspicion of planning attacks during the New Year festivities. The arrests came after raids in Brussels and Liège. Authorities say no weapons were found, but military-style uniforms and IS propaganda were discovered.
A counter-terrorism prosecutor in France says a man arrested after police raided an apartment near Paris had a direct connection with the terror group "Islamic State." Authorities found bomb-making ingredients there.
Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Manchester and now another attack in Barcelona. European cities have been increasingly targeted by Islamist extremists in recent years.
Belgian prosecutors have charged a 30-year-old in connection with terror attacks in Paris and Belgium. The suspect is related to others implicated in the attacks.
In a bid to prevent a repeat of last year's sex attacks, state police focused on men of North African descent on New Year's Eve. Police Chief Jürgen Mathies has faced criticism for praising the success of the practice.
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