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"Violent and cowardly" - Belgian PM Charles Michel

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters
"Violent and cowardly" - Belgian PM Charles Michel

<p>Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel </p> <p>Additional security measures, extra military reinforcements, extended border controls and tightened security on public transport have been brought in, he added.</p> <p>“Ladies and Gentlemen, what we feared has happened. Our country and citizens have been hit by a terrorist attack, in a violent and cowardly way.” </p> <p>“I would like to stress that in this tragic and dark moment for our country, I call for calm and solidarity. We are facing a difficult time, but we have to all face this unified as one, with solidarity and unity.”</p> <p>Belgium has been placed on a level 4 security alert, the highest possible it can be on.</p> <p>The level was held at three from last November until the events of Tuesday morning.</p> <iframe src="//giphy.com/embed/xThuW7jbTfLztsYfy8" width="606" height="402" frameBorder="0" class="giphy-embed" allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://giphy.com/gifs/xThuW7jbTfLztsYfy8"></a></p>