A Belgian soldier stands guard outside the European Council building in Brussels January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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Belgian authorities said Saturday they plan to separate prisoners deemed at risk of converting others to Islamist extremism as fears mount that prisons are jihadi breeding grounds.Justice Minister Koen Geens told Belgian media that such prisoners will be locked up by the end of the year in special prison sections created in the cities of Ittre and Bruges.There will be 26 places for these prisoners in Ittre and 16 in Bruges, the newspaper Le Soir reported, citing Geens.Belgium is the EU country with the largest cohort of jihadis traveling to Iraq and Syria relative to its population, experts say, estimating their numbers at 300 to 400 in a country of only 11 million people.
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