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Britain on high alert after Brussels attacks

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:19

Police in Britain are on high alert following attacks that killed 34 in Brussels, with increased patrols at key sites and transport hubs. Ashraf Fahim reports.

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Police in London are on high alert following the bombings in Brussels. Security has been ratcheted up at key sites like the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Cathedral. But it's at transportation hubs where police are being especially vigilant. 34 people were killed at Brussels airport and on a rush-hour metro train....although travelers at St. Pancras Station, where the Eurostar train departs for Brussels and Paris, say they won't let the attacks alter their plans.. "Realistically I am much more likely to get run over crossing the road to get to Kings Cross than I am to be blown up by a ....so no, it doesn't bother me. Does it bother you?" "A little irrational part of me is pretty scared of it, yeah." Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for solidarity. "These were attacks in Belgium, they could just as well be attacks in Britain or in France or Germany or elsewhere in Europe and we need to stand together against these appalling terrorists and make sure they can never win." And it's a philosophy being shared throughout Europe, with the coordinated assaults in Belgium triggering security alerts across the continent. While Britain's travelers may be taking the attacks in stride, the security services aren't taking any chances.

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Britain on high alert after Brussels attacks

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:19