France detains two over possible link to Brussels attack on Swedish football fans

 The suspects were presented to a judge on Monday with a view to bringing potential charges for membership in a terrorist organisation, they told AFP.

The two suspects, who reside in the Paris region, were among four people arrested last week as part of an investigation into possible accomplices of Abdesalem Lassoued who killed the fans just before the start of a Belgium-Sweden international football match and was himself fatally shot in a police operation later.

The two other suspects were released without charges.

French prosecutors said they opened a formal investigation into a suspected "criminal terrorist conspiracy" after receiving information on the case from the Belgian judiciary.

The investigation into the exact nature of the two suspects' links with Lassoued was ongoing, said the prosecutors, who recommended they be held in custody pending the outcome of the probe.



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