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Police in Belgium say they have arrested two people [suspicious / suspected] of planning terror attacks in Brussels on New Year's Eve. Police [initialised / initially] made six arrests but later released four [without / within] charge. Investigators found [military / militarily] clothing and Islamic State propaganda in the houses, but no weapons or [explosions / explosives] . They issued a statement, saying: "Our investigation revealed [seriously / serious] threats of an attack on [symbol / symbolic] places in Brussels during the celebrations for New Year's Eve." The two suspects were arrested [followed / following] searches Sunday and Monday in Brussels and across Belgium. The police did not say [whether / weather] the suspects were male or female, nor if they were looking for [another / other] suspects.

The arrests are not [linked / linking] to the November Paris attacks in which 130 people were [killing / killed] . Brussels has been on high alert since those attacks, with intelligence [reports / reported] suggesting an attack of some kind was coming. In the [woke / wake] of the Paris attacks, schools, universities and the Metro were shut down in Brussels for [few / several] days in November. The city was put [on / in] the highest state of alert [was / as] authorities warned of a "serious and [imminent / imminently] " terror threat. Brussels has also been at the centre of investigations into the Paris attacks after it [emergency / emerged] that two of the Paris suicide bombers had lived in Belgium. Other major European cities are also on alert and police have warned citizens to be [vigilance / vigilant] .

 
 

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