Brussels police detain six more in New Year's terror plot
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Police in Brussels on Thursday detained six more men as a part of an ongoing investigation into a New Year’s terror threat on the Belgian capital, according to Reuters.


Police carried out a series of house raids in conjunction with the arrests, seizing computers, mobile phones and equipment for airsoft guns, which shoot non-lethal plastic pellets.

A judge will decide later on Thursday whether the men can be held further.

The latest string of arrests brings the total this week to eight, after two Belgian nationals suspected of planning a terrorist attack were arrested on Monday.

Both men are members of the motorcycle gang Kamikaze Riders, which Belgian media say harbors Islamic State in Iraq and Syria sympathizers. A court on Thursday extended their custody for one month.

Officials on Wednesday canceled a fireworks display and other New Year’s festivities over the terror plot.

Belgium has been on high alert since the Nov. 13 terrorist attack in Paris, which French officials say was planned in Brussels.