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Belgian PM to meet with security service

Published on 07/07/2005

7 July 2005

BRUSSELS — Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt was to meet with the Council for Security and Intelligence at 4pm on Thursday in response to the London terrorist bombings.

The aim of the meeting is to obtain the latest reports on the threat analysis and the possible implications for Belgium.

Verhofstadt was also due to address the Belgian Parliament at 2.15pm.

The Council for Security and Intelligence (College voor Veiligheid en Inlichtingen) is a supervisory authority determining Belgian intelligence policies.

Verhofstadt’s meeting comes after at least two people were killed and many more were injured in a series of terrorist blasts on London’s underground and a bus on Thursday morning.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the attacks were timed to coincide with the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland.

It is being speculated that al-Qaeda carried out the attacks, but this has not been confirmed.

London was shut down by the blasts and residents were told to avoid travelling into the city centre.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news