BRUSSELS — Luxembourg police raided several banks and financial institutions Friday, seizing documents as part of an international probe into the funding of terrorist networks, a spokesman said Saturday.
"The Luxembourg criminal investigation department made several--half a dozen--searches on Friday at financial institutions and banks in Luxembourg," said Vic Reuter, a spokesman for the police.
The companies, which he declined to name, were investigated because of links to a financial firm, Al Baraka.
Al Baraka appears on a list of companies that the United States accuses of helping fund groups linked to Osama bin Laden, Reuter said.
After the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the United States has led a crackdown on international money flows suspected of funding such actions.