Three people arrested in Belgium have been charged in terror crimes in a plot believed to have been against the Euro 2016 soccer championship
Police did not give details but have charged the trio with "having attempted to commit a terrorist murder and for participation in the activities of a terrorist group" according to Belgium's federal prosecutor. Twelve people were arrested in police raids on Friday night and nine were released without charge.
“The security services have obviously been extremely vigilant,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told a press conference in Brussels. “We will continue our fight against extremism, against radicalism, against terrorism."
In France, a 22-year old man has been arrested for a planning a knife and machete attack against English and American tourists. He was arrest by counter-terrorism officers at the train station in Carcassonne, an hour's drive from Toulouse, where four soccer matches in the tournament are yet to be played.
The man "confessed to investigators that he wanted to attack English and American tourists, before launching an attack on security forces – police and military" according to local newspaper La Dépêche du Midi. He is reportedly being held for questioning.