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Newsline: US Embassy warns citizens in Belgium to stay home

US Embassy urged citizens to avoid crowded areas such as concerts and transport hubs in Belgium’s capital and recommended that authorities in the Brussels region “consider cancelling major events” in order to free up police. “Follow the advice of local authorities and subscribe to email alerts for updates to this travel advice”. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Saturday that the decision to raise the terror threat level in the capital Brussels to the highest possible level was linked to an imminent threat of attacks. Leading suspect, Salah Abdeslam, is believed to have gone back to Belgium and a huge manhunt is underway.



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