Belgium increases nuclear plant security in wake of Brussels attacks

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Belgium is increasing security at nuclear power plants across the country, in the wake of terror attacks on Brussels.

Belgium operates two nuclear facilities, in Doel and Tihange, with plans to phase them out by 2025.

Three explosions rocked the capital around 8am on Tuesday, March 22. Two believed to be suicide attacks occurred at Brussels Airport, while a third struck Maelbeek/Maalbeek metro station.

Last week authorities in Belgium arrested Salah Abdeslam, believed to a prime suspect in the 2015 attacks on Paris. This came after a protracted shootout in the Molenbeek district of Brussels.

Belgium has been dealing with the difficult issue of terrorism for some time, being describe as the “front line” of the war on terror in Europe and being dramatically described as a “failed state”.