IS suspect arrested in Belgium

BRUSSELS, Jan 28 (KUNA) — An Iraqi national suspected of links with the so-called Islamic State (IS) has been arrested at a centre for asylum seekers in Wallonia in southern Belgium.
Belgian media reports Thursday said he has been in Belgium since last May. The Belgian authorities possess pictures showing him as a fighter in front of an IS flag.
An IS flag was recovered from among his personal possessions at the asylum centre in Jumet. An examining magistrate decided on his arrest last Friday.
The suspect appeared before a judge on Wednesday and claimed that the pictures had been taken to avoid trouble in Iraq, noted the reports. (end) nk.tg