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Brussels terrorists were planning another attack on France, prosecutors say

Brussels terrorists were planning another attack on France, prosecutors say

The Belgium-based militants who killed 32 people in twin attacks in Brussels last month had originally planned to launch another assault in France, as a follow-up to the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that left 130 people dead. But they abruptly changed their plans, deciding to instead strike closer to home, as investigators were closing in on the remains of the terror cell, Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office said on Sunday.

“Numerous elements in the investigation have shown that the terrorist group initially had the intention to strike in France again,” the Belgian prosecutors’ office said in a statement. “Eventually, surprised by the speed of...

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