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Belgian terror search finds video linked to nuclear official

17 February 2016, 20:13

Brussels - Belgian authorities say that searches in the wake of last year's deadly attacks in Paris have uncovered video linked to a person working in Belgium's nuclear industry.

The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement on Wednesday that an "investigation is actively ongoing."

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Belgian media reported that several hours of video was filmed near the home of a man thought to be a senior official at the Mol nuclear waste facility in the Flanders region. The house of the unidentified man was apparently filmed from a nearby wood.

Prosecutors declined to confirm that information or provide details.

Security services have long feared that extremists might get their hands on radioactive material.

It comes as a cloud hangs over some Belgium's nuclear plants after a number of unplanned shutdowns.

- AP


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