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Police on alert in Brussels to prevent terror attack

BRUSSELS, Dec 21 (KUNA) -- Police and security services are on a heightened state of alert to prevent a terror attack in Brussels, local media reported Friday.
This follows reports that Belgian police on Thursday night detained fourteen people who were suspected of planning to free by force Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, who is currently serving a ten-year-prison sentence for planning an attack on a military base which houses American soldiers in Belgium.
Police and security services have been placed on a heightened state of alert to thwart any terror attacks, said the media reports.
However, Belgium's Interior Ministry has reassured the population that there is no reason to panic. (end) nk.tg KUNA 212034 Dec 07NNNN