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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Police searched houses around Brussels as part of an anti-terrorism investigation on Wednesday, the federal prosecutor's office said.

The operations were focused on about eight areas and were not linked to recent attacks in Brussels or Paris, a spokesman for the prosecutor added.

Suicide bombers killed 32 people at Brussels Airport and the city's metro system in March 2016.

(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Philip Blenkinsop and Andrew Heavens)