Brussels reviews security alert, hunts 'several' suspects

Soldiers patrol a pedestrian shopping street in Brussels on November 21, 2015 with the Belgian capital in lock-down as authorities hunted for several suspects linked to the Paris attacksThe Belgian capital was locked down for a second day Sunday with police and troops on the streets as authorities reviewed whether to extend a security alert meant to prevent a repeat of the bloody Paris attacks. With the world on edge over the jihadist threat, US President Barack Obama said the most powerful tool to fight the Islamic State extremist group was to say “that we are not afraid”. In Paris, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said a chemical or biological attack “was among the risks” faced but that all possible precautions had been taken.

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