Belgian Authorities Investigating IS Terrorists Reports

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Belgian troops man a roadblock near Brussels' Zaventem airport following Tuesdays' bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
Belgian troops man a roadblock near Brussels Zaventem airport, March 23. (Reuters/Christian Hartmann)

Belgian authorities say they are investigating information that suggests the Islamic State group has sent more terrorists to Europe.

Paul Van Tigchelt, the head of Belgium’s security threat analysis center, says Tuesday that “signals appear to suggest that IS has again sent fighters to Europe, to our country.” He did not elaborate.

Van Tigchelt says Belgium will remain on its second highest alert level because “the threat is still there, it’s serious and possible.”

He says Belgian authorities believe they have “destabilized” the network that carried out the March 22 suicide attacks on the Brussels airport and subway. The perpetrators have been closely linked to the group that carried out the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.