Federal prosecutor Eric Van Der Sypt said 19 raids were carried out in Molenbeek and other boroughs of Bussels and three raids were carried out in other cities.
    
The raids capped a tense day with hundreds of troops patrolling and authorities hunting for one or more suspected militants, the Belgian government chose yesterday to keep the capital on the highest state of alert into the start of the workweek to prevent a Paris-style attack.
    
Citing a 'serious and imminent' threat, Prime Minister Charles Michel announced that schools and universities in Brussels will be closed today, with the subway remaining shut down, preventing a return to normal in the city that is also home to the European Union's main institutions.

 

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