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Police On High Alert Across Europe

A man, who had taken two hostages in a post office, is arrested by French Research and Intervention Brigades (BRI) police officers on January 16, 2015 in Colombes, outside Paris. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)
A man, who had taken two hostages in a post office, is arrested by French Research and Intervention Brigades (BRI) police officers on January 16, 2015 in Colombes, outside Paris. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

More than two dozen suspected terrorists are under arrest in Belgium, France and Germany.

Authorities in Belgium foiled what they say was an imminent terrorist plot yesterday. They detained 13 people in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in which two suspects were killed.

French and German authorities also arrested more than a dozen people today. They say those suspects have connections to the Islamic State.

The BBC’s Hugh Schofield is in Paris and joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with the latest.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

Guest

  • Hugh Schofield, correspondent for BBC News in Paris.

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