Belgian soldiers patrol at Zaventem international airport near Brussels, November 21, 2015, after security was tightened in Belgium following the fatal attacks in Paris. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
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The Belgian capital was locked down for a second day Sunday with police and troops on the streets as the authorities hunted for several suspects linked to the Paris attacks.Belgian officials were due to meet later Sunday to decide whether to extend the security alert in Brussels, imposed over fears terrorists were plotting similar strikes to the attacks in Paris which left 130 people dead on Nov. 13 .Interior Minister Jan Jambon said the authorities were looking not just for Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam who managed to slip past French security forces after the carnage in the City of Light.Four people were shot dead at the Brussels Jewish museum last year, and in January security forces killed two suspects linked to the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris.In all, seven attackers died in Paris.Salah Abdeslam may be equipped with a suicide belt, according to Hamza Attou, one of two suspects charged by Belgian authorities for allegedly helping him return to the country after the attacks.
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