Four arrested as police continue investigation into station bomb

Police have made four arrests in connection with the attempted bombing at Brussels central station on Tuesday evening.

Belgian federal prosecutirs confirmed the arrests following searches of several properties around the Brussels area. Two properties were raided in Koekelberg, one in Molenbeek St Joh and another in Anderlecht. The results of those searches are not yet known.

It is thought that those being detained had regular contact with Osama Zariouh, the man who attempted to detonate the device containing gas cannisters and nails before being shot dead by soldiers at the scene. The four people who have been arrested will appear before an investigating judge later today who will rule if they should be detained for further questioning.

It has also been confirmed that chemicals and other equipment that could be used to manufacture homemade explosives were seized at the home of Osama Zariouh. There are also indications that the suspect had sympathies for the terrorist organization Islamic State.

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