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Czechs step up controls after terrorist attacks on Friday

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Darney, France, June 27 (CTK special correspondent) – The Czech Republic has stepped up security checks in some places after the terrorist attacks on Friday, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) told journalists in France Saturday, adding that they are regular measures.

The terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia claimed the lives of dozens of people.

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (CSSD) told Czech Television (CT) that the measures target some embassies, the Prague airport and the U.S. firm Air Products that was attacked in France.

The firm has three workplaces in the Czech Republic: in Prague, Brno and Decin, north Bohemia.

Chovanec said he has no information about any threatening attack in the Czech Republic.

He said the country heightened security measures in selected places on Friday already.

Chovanec said Sobotka may convoke a security meeting and that the special security measures will definitely last until Sunday.

“On Monday, we will assess the situation to see whether the measures should continue to be applied,” Chovanec said.

“The Czech Republic has taken regular security measures such as are accepted at the moment of a similar attack taking place in any European country and I suppose I will soon have an opportunity to assess these measures with the interior minister,” Sobotka told CTK.

“These measures include the strengthening of checks at selected places,” Sobotka said without elaborating.

Sobotka is on a one-day visit to France to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the creation of an independent Czechoslovak military and the recognition of the claim of Czechs and Slovaks to an independent state after World War One.

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