Fears of Poison in Paris Water; Belgium Arrests Terrorists

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There is panic in Paris that the city's water supply has been poisoned, just 10 days after Islamic State terrorists killed 130 people. Last week protective suits and other equipment used to guard against chemical attacks were stolen from a hospital.

Soldiers have been deployed to guard water treatment facilities and tests are being carried out to see if the water is indeed contaminated. Chlorine levels have been temporarily raised to protect the water.

In Belgium, police officers arrested 16 people in a series of anti-terror raids on Sunday. The raids targeted 22 locations across the capital, Brussels, and the city of Charleroi. No weapons or explosives were found during the raids.

The main target, Saleh Adeslam, is believed to still be at large. He is wanted for his suspected role as one of the gunmen in last week’s Paris attacks.

Brussels remains on the highest possible level of terror alert, with universities, schools and the metro system remaining closed on Monday. The lockdown was first declared on Friday.

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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