Belgium maintains highest security alert for Brussels

Belgium maintains highest security alert for Brussels

Belgium has confirmed it will keep its highest threat level for the capital Brussels for another day, over fears of a serious and imminent terror attack.

The city’s metro system and public buildings including schools will remain closed today, as police continue to hunt for suspects linked to the deadly Paris terror attacks.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel says the highest threat level of four will remain for Brussels, with the rest of the country at a threat level of three.

He has told a press conference this morning shopping malls and public transport are the most likely targets, and security will be boosted.

“What we fear are similar attacks [to Paris], with several individuals in several places,” Mr Michel said.

“We are very aware that this situation is very difficult for everyone… we want to thank everyone for their efforts and everyone must remain vigilant.”

But Mr Michel did not make a direct reference to the manhunt underway for several suspects linked to the attack, including one of the suspected masterminds, Salah Abdeslam.

Meanwhile, French Police have released a photo of the third suicide bomber, who blew themselves up outside France’s national stadium during the Paris attacks.

Image: Reuters

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