Belgian police stage new raids linked to Paris stadium bomber

Belgian special forces conducted a major anti-terror operation in the Molenbeek district of Brussels, on November 16, 2015Belgian police staged six raids Thursday in the Brussels area linked to a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside the French national stadium last week during the Paris attacks, prosecutors said. The prosecutor’s office told AFP the raids targeted places “linked to Bilal Hadfi,” the 20-year-old who died when he set off his explosives on Friday, in Brussels as well as the suburbs of Uccle, Jette and Molenbeek, which is dubbed a haven for extremists. Hadfi was one of three assailants who blew themselves up outside the French national stadium, killing one person, as France was playing Germany in a football friendly attended by 80,000 fans, including French President Francois Hollande.

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