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Belgium police raid apartment building in Anderlecht

Belgian police searched an apartment building in the borough of Anderlecht. Credit: RTV

Belgian police have searched a building in the borough of Anderlecht following the detention of two key suspects in terror attacks on Paris and Brussels.

Mohamed Abrini, a Belgian thought to have helped prepare the bombing and shooting attack that killed 130 people in the French capital, was held with two others, prosecutors said.

They are also trying to confirm whether he is the 'man in the hat' seen with the Brussels airport suicide bombers on March 22.

Abrini, 31, was seized in Anderlecht, close to the Brussels borough of Molenbeek, where he was known to police for petty crimes.

Police cordoned off an area some 200 metres away from where Abrini was arrested and searched a building.

Masked police and bomb disposal units were seen at the location during the operation.

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Trump uses Paris massacre to argue case for having guns

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested that fewer people would have died in last year's Paris massacre if more people in the French capital had guns.

Donald Trump used the Paris attacks in his argument for the right to bear guns Credit: APTN

Speaking at a rally he said:

So the bad guys can have guns but the good guys can't. So these thugs walked into various places and just started shooting people. And there were no guns on the other side.

The bullets were going one way, not the other way. And if they were, if somebody had protection, a few people, not all, a few people had protection we would not have had 130 people dead.

– Donald Trump
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