Seven people have been arrested in Belgium and Paris after masked anti-terror police carried out a string of raids across Europe in connection with the Brussels massacres and a new terror plot. Armed police swooped on properties in the Schaerbeek and Jette districts of Brussels and arrested a total of six people, who are thought to be connected to Tuesday's airport and Metro bombings.
The Frenchman arrested in the northern Paris suburb of Argenteuil has today been identified as a convicted ISIS recruiter who was in the 'advanced stages' of planning an attack in France.
Reda Kriket, 34, was reportedly jailed in his absence in Belgium last year in connection with a network sending jihadists to Syria. He was placed on a Most Wanted police list in January, and was considered ‘extremely dangerous’. It is understood that he had been under police surveillance for 'quite some time'.