Terrorism probe into Dutchmen arrested in Kenya

The Dutch authorities have launched an investigation into the possible involvement with terrorism of four Dutchmen arrested by the police in Kenya earlier this week.

The men are in custody in Belgium after arriving at Brussels airport on Thursday morning at the request of the Dutch justice department. A request for their extradition to the Netherlands has been made.
The four men are suspected of belonging to a terrorist organisation, says the justice department on its website. Two homes of the arrested men in The Hague were searched by police on Thursday morning and a ‘considerable amount of documents’ seized, says the justice department.
According to the Kenyan authorities the four were stopped on the Somali border on their way to a Jihadist training camp.
The Dutch justice department says one of the four men now in Belgian custody was arrested in 2005 in Azerbeidzjan where he wanted to join the jihad and was extradited to the Netherlands.
Three of the men, who are all 21-years-old, are Dutch and one is a Moroccan with a Dutch residency permit, according to the justice department.
According to the website of public broadcaster Nos, the men belong to a group of Muslims which has been banned from the As-Soennah mosque in The Hague because of their radical beliefs.
The Dutch secret service AIVD have been keeping an eye on the men, reports Nos.

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