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Terror in Brussels: it could happen here

Tuesday’s explosions in Belgium soon after the arrest of Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam show the Islamists’ ability to act quickly

26 March 2016

9:00 AM

26 March 2016

9:00 AM

On Tuesday morning Belgium was the latest European country to suffer a major terrorist attack. It is a disturbing reminder of the war that has not gone away. After the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, chief suspect over atrocities at the Bataclan centre in Paris last November, Belgian officials warned of the prospect of revenge attacks: perhaps spectacular atrocities, aiming at killing hundreds.

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