Fear in Brussels, army patrol streets to avoid Paris style attack
Nov 22, Paris: Restaurants and bars are shut and streets deserted amid fears of Paris style attack in Brussels. Belgium has alerted terror attack. Army patrol streets in search of fugitive Salah Abdeslam, who is believed to be in Brussels to get to Syria. He is thought to be armed with suicide belt.
The city was a base for the attackers - Islamic State militants - who killed 130 people in Paris.
In a recent speech Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has said that several individuals with arms and explosives could launch an attack in several places in Brussels.
One of the men who drove Abdeslam to Belgium revealed that Abdeslam was ready to blow himself. Residents were told to avoid crowds, the metro was closed along with cinemas and shopping malls, cafes and restaurants were asked to shut at 6pm and soldiers deployed on the streets.
The government would review the security situation in Brussels on Sunday afternoon, Mr Michel said.
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