The terrain of Belgium after the special operation in the capital power remains the highest threat level. In the course of action the police arrested 16 persons.
On the night of 23 November in Brussels completed a large-scale special operation, which was attended by the Belgian police and the army. The actions of law enforcement authorities estimated as unprecedented in its own scope - the preparations took several days, were involved in the work of the helicopters and information to foreign intelligence services.
In the Brussels municipalities of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Anderlecht, Jett, Skarbek, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert and Foret, also in the metropolis of Charleroi were searched. "16 people were deprived of their liberty, the following day the examining magistrate will make the decision on their detention", - quotes RIA Novosti adept of the Prosecutor's office. With all this information about people detained is not disclosed in the interests of the investigation.
It is known, however, that the main suspect in the Paris terrorist attacks the police have failed to find any. "No weapons, no explosives. Abdeslam not the Salah was arrested in the course of searches," said the Belgian Prosecutor's office. It is, moreover, did not allow the authorities powers to reduce the level of terrorist threat.
"Coordination centre for threat analysis OCAM decided to keep the terrorist threat level for the Brussels region at the level "4" which means a grave and imminent danger. For the rest of the country Belgium level remains at the level "3", - noted the Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel.
It was also suggested that the next assessment of the threat level will be held in the afternoon of 23 November, on the basis of which the security Council will draw up new safety tips. The level could be reduced, if in the course of a special operation have been identified weapons caches and the main suspects in the terrorist attacks, but it never happened.
The result of the increased level of danger in Brussels, closed to the metro and underground station of the tram. Patrols have increased in public places, police patrol has issued automatic weapons, pending public events, closed cinemas, museums and concert halls. Hikers are advised to follow the instructions of the police and ignore the overpriced places of a congestion of people on the planet.
The mayors of 19 municipalities belonging to the Brussels region decided to close the stores, conducting regular Sunday markets were also prohibited. Besides all this, the head of the administration of the Brussels Central commune advised to close restaurants and cafes after dark.
Also, witnesses of the events asked not to talk about spetsoperatsii Twitter data was available to the terrorists themselves. As a result, under the hashtag #BrusselsLockdown began to appear photos of the cats. Federal Prosecutor Eric van Der SYPT expressed appreciation to the users of social networks and the press for understanding the importance of what is happening.
Spetsoperatsiya was dangerous for the police. So, 1 of the suspects attempted to run over law enforcement officers. "During the searches at the diner in Molenbeek 1 car headed in the direction of the police, police twice opened fire", - said the adept of the Prosecutor's office.
"The car managed to leave, but he was intercepted in Brussels. Were there people injured, was detained. It is impossible to say whether there is a connection between this arrest and the ongoing investigation," he added.
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