Belgium detains 10 in Isis recruitment investigation

Belgium has one of the highest per capita rates of participation in militant groups such as Islamic State.

Soldiers and police patrol on Brussels' Grand Place as the Belgian capital remains on the highest possible alert level on November 23, 2015. Belgian police arrested five more people in a new series of anti-terrorism raids Monday, prosecutors said, as the capital Brussels was locked down for a third day under a state of maximum alert. Picture: AFP.

BRUSSELS - Belgian police raided homes in Brussels on Tuesday and detained 10 people on suspicion of operating a recruitment ring for militant group Islamic State.

"Our investigation points to several persons having left for Syria to join Islamic State," Belgium's federal prosecutors said in a statement.

Prosecutors said they had seized computer equipment and mobile phones.

Belgium has one of the highest per capita rates of participation in militant groups such as Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.