Situation in Croatia stable, security stepped up

The head of the counter-terrorism department at the Croatian Police Directorate, Mladen Pemper, said on Tuesday that the situation in Croatia is stable but that due to the terror attacks in Brussels the police chief decided to raise the security level by one  degree -

"When it comes to terrorism, the situation in Croatia is stable. In connection with events in Belgium, the police chief has raised the security level by one degree, which means that police activities have been stepped up," Pemper told the press.

The security level has been raised to 3 of a total of 4 degrees and stronger police activities will be visible mostly at the protection of the state border and at border crossings. According to Pemper, this is the same security level as the one in force after the terrorist attacks in Paris last November.

At least 34 people have been killed and around 170 seriously injured in two attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station earlier today.

Croatia's top officials, including President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, have deplored the attacks in the Belgian capital and expressed solidarity with the Belgian people.

Last update: Tue, 22/03/2016 - 18:38

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