Police in Brussels have arrested 12 people and raided dozens of homes after terror suspects were seen driving near a fan zone where Belgian fans will gather this afternoon to watch their team’s Euro 2016 game against Ireland later today. The Belgian team, known as the Red Devils, are due to play the Republic of Ireland in Bordeaux this afternoon but it is thought Brussels was the target, possibly fans watching the match on giant TV screens in the city centre.
PM Charles Michel said security would be stepped up at public events. He tweeted (in French) after a meeting of the Belgian security council to say events would go ahead as planned and he urged the public to remain calm. According to a report by public broadcaster RTBF (in French), terrorism suspects were seen driving on Friday near a fan zone in central Brussels, where Saturday’s Euro 2016 match between Belgium and the Republic of Ireland is due to be relayed from France by giant screen. READ MORE