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Brother of suspect in Brussels police stabbings also charged

Police investigate the scene where a man stabbed two police officers, in the Schaerbeek neighborhood in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The man stabbed one officer in the neck and the other in the abdomen and then fled the scene in an incident that Belgian prosecutors say could be terror-related. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

Police investigate the scene where a man stabbed two police officers, in the Schaerbeek neighborhood in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The man stabbed one officer in the neck and the other in the abdomen and then fled the scene in an incident that Belgian prosecutors say could be terror-related. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)  (The Associated Press)

Belgian prosecutors say the brother of a man charged with stabbing two Brussels police officers has been arrested and charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist group.

A statement from the Federal Prosecutor's Office on Friday gave no additional details about the brother, identified only as a Belgian citizen named Aboubaker D. who was born in 1970.

His sibling Hicham D., 43, has been charged with attempted murder in a terrorist context and participating in the activities of a terrorist group in connection with the Wednesday stabbings in the Schaerbeek district of Brussels.

Belgian media have reported that Hicham D. is a veteran of the Belgian army who was discharged in 2009.

Officials say the injuries to the police officers were not life-threatening.