Reports are coming through thick and fast that two major blasts were heard during a police anti-terror raid in Brussels shortly after 1pm Irish time.
A suspect has allegedly been neutralized and is in police custody.
The blasts in the suburb of Schaerbeek follows a series of raids overnight by the security forces which led to seven arrests, following the deadly attacks in the Brussels on Monday.
It’s the same district where police found explosives and an Islamic State flag earlier this week in a flat believed to have been used by the suicide bombers, who carried out Tuesday’s atrocities.
The latest raid has been linked to a foiled terror plot in France, which saw the arrest of a suspect near Paris.
Reda Kriket, 34, was detained in the northwest suburb of Argenteuil, late on Thursday night with a quantity of explosives.
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