Belgian troops take to streets to guard against attacks

By REUTERS
January 17, 2015 16:30

 
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BRUSSELS - Belgium is deploying hundreds of troops to guard potential targets of terrorism, including Jewish sites and diplomatic missions, following a series of raids and arrests, the defense minister said on Saturday.

Up to 300 military will be stationed at locations such as the US and Israeli embassies in Brussels and NATO and EU institutions.

Troops will reinforce police at least until Thursday, when authorities will review the national threat level, set at 3 on a scale of 4 this week.

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