Cyprus steps up security amid reports of a heightened risk of terror attacks in Europe

Police in Cyprus have stepped up security measures at the Republic’s ports and airports after a Brussels alert about a possible terrorist attack against a European country.

The message was sent to Brussels, through Twitter alerting travellers of a heightened risk of terror attacks in Europe. All European countries were immediately informed.

In Cyprus, Police evaluated the situation and increased existing measures. Police Spokesman Andreas Angelides told CNA that for precautionary reasons, the Force gave instructions for increased alert while additional measures are in place in some areas.

Authorities in Cyprus estimate that the Republic is not in the list of countries which are classified as High Risk for a possible terrorist attack.

On August 31st, the US Department of State alerted U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

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