Policemen and Belgium soldiers patrol outside the Crescend'eau shopping center in Vervier on November 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS
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The Brussels metro and schools reopened Wednesday as the Belgian capital edged back to normal after a four-day security lockdown but the hunt went on for militants police fear may mount a Paris-style mass attack.There was less evidence of the raids and searches that have been carried out periodically in the city since two suicide bombers from Brussels blew themselves up on Nov. 13 during ISIS attack on Paris.Of five people held in Brussels on terrorism charges, two admit driving Salah Abdeslam, brother of suicide bomber Brahim Abdeslam, back from Paris to Brussels – a six-hour round trip – just after the attacks but deny any knowledge of the plot.Some 200 extra soldiers guarded Brussels metro stations and an additional 300 police have been drafted in from elsewhere to protect schools in the city, causing knock-on effects.
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