Brussels Jewish Museum shooting

A passer-by puts down flowers at the entrance of the Jewish Museum, site of a shooting in central Brussels

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On Sunday, Belgian police were hunting for an assailant who shot dead three people Saturday at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, and French authorities tightened security at Jewish sites following another attack that prompted fears of a rise in anti-Semitism.

Belgian authorities said a French woman and an Israeli couple died and a Belgian man was seriously wounded on Saturday after being shot in the face and neck.

Security around all Jewish institutions in Belgium was raised to the highest level. About half of the country's 42,000-strong Jewish community lives in Brussels.

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