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Terrorismo, giro di vite in Austria: le autorità rafforzano la sicurezza

Il ministro dell’Interno austriaco Wolfgang Sobotka ha deciso di riconsiderare l'attuale strategia fornendo almeno 70 agenti della speciale unità anti-terrorismo Eko Cobra
fonte: ilVelino/AGV NEWS/Sputnik
di Velino International

Le autorità austriache stanno stringendo le misure di sicurezza antiterrorismo sulla scia dei recenti attacchi terroristici in Europa. Lo ha detto il ministero dell’Interno in una dichiarazione. Secondo la dichiarazione, il ministro dell’Interno austriaco Wolfgang Sobotka ha deciso di riconsiderare l’attuale strategia pianificata per garantire sicurezza, fornendo almeno 70 agenti della speciale unità anti-terrorismo Eko Cobra, così come flotte di elicotteri, pronte per essere inviate al minimo preavviso in tutto il paese. “Ci saranno anche aumenti del numero di dipendenti delle forze dell’ordine e di emergenza civile e dei servizi di soccorso per garantire la massima sicurezza alla popolazione. La polizia sta già facendo un grande lavoro, ed è pronta per i potenziali pericoli”, ha dichiarato Sobotka osservando che le autorità hanno preso una serie di misure che non sono evidenti per i civili. “Nonostante non ci siano prove di reali minacce, non lasciamo nulla al caso. Tuttavia, non ci può essere l’assoluta certezza” ha sottolineato il ministro.

Austrian authorities are tightening anti-terror security measures in the wake of recent terror attacks in Europe, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement Thursday. According to the statement, Austria’s Internal Minister Wolfgang Sobotka decided to reconsider the current planned strategy of ensuring security by providing at least 70 officers from the EKO Cobra special anti-terror unit, as well as fleets of helicopters, at the ready to be dispatched at a moment’s notice across the country. “We will also increase the number of employees of law enforcement structures and civil emergency and rescue services to ensure the highest security for our population. Police is already doing the great job, and it has been again specially prepared to be ready for potential dangers,” Sobotka said. He noted that the authorities have taken a series of measures which are not obvious to civilians. “Despite that there is no evidence of the real threat currently, we do not leave anything to chance. However there cannot be the absolute security,” the minister stressed. According to the statement, the Austrian police regularly contact organizers of public events and work to strengthen security measures in hopes of guaranteeing they are better protected. The document stressed that there is no evidence of an increased terror threat in Austria, but that the tightened security measures are connected to the current situation in the European Union and the terror acts in Paris in 2015 when attackers armed with assault rifles and explosives targeted six locations across the city, killing at least 130 people. Over the past month, Europe saw a terror attack in United Kingdom which left 5 people, including the attacker, dead, and another in Sweden which claimed the lives of four people. Apart from that, an improvised bomb was found by Norway’s police who subsequently carried out the controlled explosion of the device.