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    Belgium’s Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis (OCAM) lowered the estimated level of threat of a terrorist attack in Brussels from the highest, level 4, to level 3 on Thursday, local media reported.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — A meeting of the National Security Council chaired by Prime Minister Charles Michel was held Thursday in connection with the changed threat alert level, broadcasting company RTL reported.

    Over the weekend, Belgium raised its terror alert in Brussels to the highest level over information suggesting that attacks similar to those in Paris on November 13 could be planned. The rest of the country remained at level 3, which classified a terrorist threat as "possible or probable," according to the OCAM scale.

    At least 130 people were killed and over 350 injured in suicide bombings and shootings at a football stadium, a concert hall and restaurants in Paris in November.

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