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Europe remains on edge: Belgium at highest threat level

Belgium has raised its terror alert to the highest level in the capital Brussels, with the OCAM national crisis centre warning of an “imminent threat” a week after the Paris attacks.

“Following our latest evaluation… the centre has raised its terror alert to level 4, signifying a very serious threat, for the Brussels region,” it said, as Europe tightens security after Islamic State militants killed 130 people in the French capital.

“The analysis shows a serious and imminent threat requiring specific security measures as well as detailed recommendations to the population,” said OCAM, which is part of the Belgian interior ministry, in a statement.

The centre urged citizens to avoid crowded areas such as concerts and transport hubs in Belgium’s capital, which is also home to the European Union and NATO headquarters.

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