Seven terror suspects were in custody in Belgium and France Friday as under-fire European authorities stepped up the fight against extremist networks following triple bombings in Brussels claimed by ISIS.

 

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Six people were being held after raids across the Belgian capital Thursday, two days after airport and metro suicide blasts that left 31 people dead and 300 injured.

 

And in the Paris suburbs, police arrested a man accused of plotting an attack in France that was “in the advanced stages” and found a small stash of explosives.

 

In Brussels, families faced an agonizing wait after forensic experts warned it could take weeks to identify fatalities.

 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks with the Belgian authorities, who have faced heavy criticism over how the Brussels attackers – at least three of whom were known to authorities – slipped through the net.

 

 

 

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