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Netherlands increase security at airports, borders following Brussels attacks

Reuters , Tuesday 22 Mar 2016
Dutch police officers patrol the Central Station in Amsterdam on March 22, 2016 as extra security measures were reinforced in the wake of blasts in Brussels (AFP)
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Dutch police stepped up security patrols at airports and tightened checks at borders after Tuesday's attacks in neighbouring Belgium, the security agency said.

Travellers passing through Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport reported delays and a heavy police presence. Security agencies declined to give details of any further measures taken, but maintained the national threat level at "substantial", one notch below the highest.

Flights were diverted from Brussels to Amsterdam following attacks at the Belgian capital's airport earlier on Tuesday in which at least 13 people are believed killed. Trains heading south to Belgium were subject to indefinite delays, Dutch state railways said.

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