Brussels: PKK threatens attacks

Brussels: PKK threatens attacks

Somebody claiming to be a member of the Kurdish separatist movement PKK threatened bomb attacks in Belgium. In a fax sent yesterday to BNP Paribas, he threatened attacks on various branches on the bank, the most important police building in Brussels and buildings of Turkish institutions in the capital. Security everywhere was stepped up, reports Het Laatste Nieuws.

The writers referred to the recent raids on Kurds in the country, in which the police detained 18 suspected PKK members.

Luc Verheyden of OCAD (Coordinating Body for Threat Analysis) said that the writer claimed to be PKK, but he just as well could be somebody that vented his frustration after the police raid. As long as the sender is unknown, it would be very arrogant not to take the threat seriously, he said.

Source: HLN (Dutch)

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