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Schools and metro reopen in Brussels after four-day security lockdown

Schools and the metro have reopened in Brussels on Wednesday after being shut down for four days in a security lockdown in the Belgian capital.

With troops and armed police patrolling the streets of Brussels, Belgian authorities have charged a fifth person with terror offences relating to the attacks that killed 130 people in the French capital on November 13.

A security alert in the Belgian capital has been extended until Monday.

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Belgium PM: Brussels to remain on high alert

Charles Michel was speaking at a news conference Credit: Reuters

Brussels will remain on the highest alert level, Belgium's prime minister has said.

Speaking at a news conference, Charles Michel said the security lockdown in the Belgium capital would remain in place.

Schools and the metro system are to reopen on Wednesday.

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