At least two Belgians killed in Paris attacks: foreign ministry

14th November 2015, Comments 0 comments

At least two Belgian nationals were killed in the wave of attacks in Paris, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders announced Saturday.

"At least two Belgians were killed," Reynders said according to his spokesman who added that Brussels had received the information from the French authorities.

There were no other details following the announcement on RTBF television.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel earlier urged his fellow citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to Paris following Friday night's attacks that left at least 128 people dead.

A spokesman for the prime minister told AFP the security measure would be effective at least through the weekend. The Belgian capital Brussels is around one hour and a half to Paris by high-speed train.

Belgium also announced increased security checks on its borders, particularly those with France.

© 2015 AFP

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