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Minister: Czech intelligence prevents two terrorist attacks

ČTK |
31 January 2017

Prague, Jan 30 (CTK) - The Czech military intelligence prevented two terrorist attacks targeting a country eastwards of the Czech Republic in the past two months, Defence Minister Martin Stropnicky has told the Info.cz news server without specifying the country concerned.

He only said it is situated east of Slovakia, the Czech Republic's eastern neighbour.

"The Military Intelligence Service (VZ) detected two [impending] terrorist attacks outside our country, far eastwards of it. It probably prevented another massacre similar to those of which we hear in the world news now and then," Stropnicky (ANO) said.

The server gives no more information about the case.

The VZ releases its annual report every autumn, in which it mainly assesses the risk of terrorist attacks in the Czech Republic.

In its latest report, it said it had no information about a terrorist attack threatening the Czech Republic, the server writes.

In the past, the VZ said the risk is faced by Czech soldiers on foreign missions in south Asia, the Middle East and north Africa.

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