December 31, 2015 / 9:40 AM / 2 years ago

Belgium makes 10th arrest in Paris attacks investigation

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A man was arrested during a search of a house in Brussels on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said on Thursday, making him the 10th person to be held in Belgium over the militant attacks in Paris which killed 130 people in November.

Policemen patrol inside the RER (suburban rapid transit) station of Auber in Paris, France, December 30, 2015, as a security alert continues during the Christmas and New Year holiday season following the November shooting attacks in the French capital. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The man, named as 22-year-old Ayoub B., was charged with terrorist murder and participation in a terrorist organization, prosecutors said on Thursday.

Belgium has been at the heart of investigations into attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 in which 130 people were killed, as two of the Paris suicide bombers, Brahim Abdeslam and Bilal Hadfi, had been living in Belgium.

Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Alison Williams

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