Two arrested following reports of planned attack at Euro 2016 fan park

Men were detained in Belgium less than two weeks after new anti-terror alert warning

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Belgian police and soldiers stand guard at the scene of a bomb alert in Brussels on Tuesday | Photo: PA Images

Two men have been arrested in Belgium after reports of a planned attack on a Euro 2016 fan zone.

One man was arrested in the eastern town of Verviers and another man in Tournai, close to the French border.

It comes 10 days after police received an anti-terror alert warning that a group of IS fighters recently left Syria for Europe and were planning attacks in Belgium and France.

Last week, three Belgian men were charged with terrorism offences following a major security operation across the country.

The suspects are accused of attempting to commit a terrorist murder and of participating in a terrorist group's activities. 

Belgian media had earlier reported that they may have been planning an attack in Brussels to coincide with last week's Euro 2016 match against Ireland in France.