Brussels on highest alert after deadly attacks

Belgian soldiers cordon off roads leading to the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, on March 22, 2016The Belgian capital was on lockdown Tuesday following deadly explosions at Brussels airport and on a metro train which killed more than 30 people and wounded over 200. Belgium hiked its terror threat to its highest level after the carnage wreaked by the early morning blasts, just days after the capture of key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam in the heart of the city. The transport networks were shut down, with trams, buses and trains brought to a standstill and the European Union quarter completely sealed off by police.

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