Brussels Raises Terror Alert For Fears Of Paris-Style Attack

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Updated November 21, 2015

Brussels Terror AlertThe Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, says the decision to raise the terror alert level in Brussels to the highest level, was taken due to fears that there might be an attack there, like the one that happened in Paris.

Some of the attackers who killed 129 people in Paris lived in Brussels.

Leading suspect, Salah Abdeslam, is believed to have gone back to Belgium and a huge manhunt is underway.

The Brussels metro is closed till Sunday and people have been told to avoid crowds which include shopping centres and concerts.

The authorities have also recommended that large events, including football matches, be cancelled.

The Belgian government will review the security situation in Brussels on Sunday afternoon, Mr Michel added.

Interior Minister, Jan Jambon, had earlier told reporters that the country’s situation was ‘serious’, but ‘under control’, as he arrived for a special security cabinet meeting on Saturday.

Turkish police, nonetheless, said that they have arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan descent on suspicion that he scouted out sites in Paris.

The Belgian authorities have so far charged three people with involvement in the attacks, which Islamic State said it carried out.