Middle East

Morocco arrests four over Belgium, Netherlands crimes

A policeman guards the remains of Lalla Khenata mosque in Meknes. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

RABAT: Morocco has arrested four Europeans of Moroccan origin wanted in Belgium and the Netherlands in connection with armed attacks, attempted murders and jewelry thefts, state media reported.

The men were arrested by security forces acting on international arrest warrants issued by Brussels and The Hague, the state news agency MAP said on Saturday, quoting the interior ministry.

No date for the arrests was given.

The ministry said the four were wanted in connection with attempted murder, armed robbery, jewellery theft and helping a detainee flee from a Belgian hospital.

No further details were immediately available.





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