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Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws receives threatening letter from Islamists

February 04, 2015, 16:32 UTC+3
The authors of the letter warn that there are already bombs and cars with explosives on the territory of the country
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BRUSSELS, February, 4. /TASS/. The editors of Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws published in Dutch on Tuesday received a letter with threats from Islamists, the newspaper reports February, 4 citing a significant part of the message.

The anonymous authors of the letter pointed at their ties with Islamic State based in Iraq and Syria. They warned that there were already "bombs and cars packed with explosives" in Belgium and threatened with the same events as in France, meaning the attack against the editors of the satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The police have launched an inquiry into the events.

The attack against the editors of Charlie Hebdo took place on January, 7. Twelve people became victims of radical Islamists, ten workers of the magazine and two policemen among them. 

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