Belgian Judge Orders 6 Suspects Held for Another Month

BRUSSELS (AP) -
A Belgian special forces police officer and soldiers stand guard outside a courthouse, while Brussels attacks suspects Mohamed Abrini and Osama Krayem are appearing before a judge to decide if they remain in custody, in Brussels, Belgium, April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Yves Herman
A Belgian special forces police officer and soldiers stand guard outside a courthouse, while Brussels attacks suspects Mohamed Abrini and Osama Krayem appeared before a judge in Brussels, Belgium, April 14. (Reuters/Yves Herman)

A Belgian judge has ordered six people detained for another month in the investigation into the November terror attacks in Paris. The Thursday ruling was announced in a communiqué from the Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office.

One of the detainees affected is Mohamed Abrini, 31, who also is being investigated for suspected links to the March 22 suicide bombings that killed 32 victims in Brussels.

In separate judicial proceedings, a Brussels appeals court panel is hearing Abrini’s appeal of a June 9 ruling that he can legally be extradited to France in connection with the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.

Both the Paris and Brussels attacks were claimed by the Islamic State terror group.