Belgian Army soldiers patrol in the picturesque Grand Place in the center of Brussels on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Salah Abdeslam, a French national who lived in Molenbeek, Belgium, is currently the subject of an international manhunt after the Paris attacks. Security has been stepped up in parts of Belgium as a precaution. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):
Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have detained three suspected Islamic State militants, including a 26-year-old Belgian of Moroccan descent.
The Anadolu Agency said early Saturday that the two Syrians and the Belgian national — identified as Ahmet D. — were detained near the Turkish coastal city of Antalya. It says they were detained on suspicion of “aiding and abetting” the Islamic State group.
The private Dogan news agency identified the Belgian as Ahmet Dahmani and said he is suspected of having explored areas in Paris that were attacked last week.
The agency says he was detained in a police raid at his hotel.
Officials could not immediately be reached for confirmation.
Belgium’s national Crisis Center has raised its terrorism alert to its highest level in the Brussels region.
The Crisis Center announced on its website it had raised the threat level to Level 4, which indicates a “serious and immediate threat.”
The Belgian capital was home to the suspected organizer of the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud. It also is the seat of the Belgian federal government and the headquarters of two major international institutions, the European Union and NATO.
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