Brussels on lockdown in fear of Paris-style attacks

Soldiers patrol a pedestrian shopping street in Brussels on November 21, 2015Brussels was on terror lockdown on Saturday, with a gunman still on the run after the Paris attacks that have sent waves of fear throughout Europe. The Belgian capital closed its metro system and shuttered shopping centres as a terror alert was raised to its highest level over reports of an “imminent threat” of a gun and bomb attack similar to the horror seen in Paris last week. Brussels-based jihadists are increasingly at the heart of the Paris investigation and police have multiplied raids in the city’s poorest districts in a rush to round up suspects before they disappear or launch fresh attacks.

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