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9-year-old Palestinian child found dead in Belgium

Police detained 5 suspects in murder investigation

Serife Cetin   | 25.04.2019
9-year-old Palestinian child found dead in Belgium file photo


A 9-year-old Palestinian child was found dead Thursday at a refugee camp in the city of Antwerp in Belgium, local media reported.

The child went missing on Monday evening in Broechem town while out cycling at the camp, according to the report.

Police started a murder investigation and five suspects were arrested.

"I wish to express my sincere condolences on the tragic death of a child. An investigation will be conducted in a transparent and independent manner. The guilty must be punished," Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Twitter.

*Writing by Burak Bir

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