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Brussels Attacks: Abderamane A Charged With Involvement In A Terrorist Group

He was shot and wounded by armed police on Friday.

27/03/2016 14:51 BST | Updated 27/03/2016 14:57 BST

Prosecutors in Brussels have charged a second man in connection with a foiled attack on Paris, the Press Association reports.

The man, identified only as Abderamane A, was charged with involvement in a terrorist group, according to Belgian media.

In a statement in French, the state-owned Belga news agency said that prosecutors confirmed that the suspect had been arrested on Friday in Schaerbeek, after he was shot and wounded by armed police at a tram stop.

It was not confirmed by Belgian prosecutors.

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Abderamane A was charged with involvement in a terrorist group after being apprehended by armed police.

The reported arrest would be the second to be made in connection with a plot to stage another terror attack in Paris, after nine people were arrested for their suspected involvement in the terror attacks in Belgium last Thursday.

It is understood that the first arrest was made in Boulogne-Billancourt, west of Paris, where police detained Reda Kriket, 34, for his suspected involvement in a militant plot that officials believe was "at an advanced stage".

Kriket's arrest was followed by a raid on an apartment in Argenteuil, also near the French capital, where law enforcement officers seized two kilogrammes of the explosive TATP and a Kalashnikov rifle.

It comes a day after Italian police arrested an Algerian man sought by Belgian authorities over fake documents used by terrorists in the Paris and Brussels attacks.

Djamal Eddine Ouali was arrested by armed anti-terror police on Saturday, but the information was only released by the authorities on Sunday.

He was detained after a European arrest warrant was issued.

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Italian Police arrest a man Djamal Eddine Ouali, an Algerian wanted in Belgium for facilitating illegal migration linked to the recent terror attacks in Paris. 

More than 30 people were killed and 270 injured when Brussels was targeted in a attacks across the city on Tuesday.

There were two explosions at Brussels Airport shortly before 8am and another blast at Maalbeek Metro Station less than 90 minutes later.

So-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attacks.

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