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Greece’s Police, Intelligence Service on alert after Moscow terror attack

Greece’ Police and the National Intelligence Service have been set on alert following the terror attack in Moscow last Friday and the mounting concerns among Western security and intelligence agencies.

The Hellenic Police and the National Intelligence Service (EYP) have jointly decided to intensify checks at the country’s entry points, migrant detention centers and beyond, media reported on Wednesday.

One of the reasons for concern is that the Islamic State of Khorasan or ISIS-K group has recently attempted to expand its activities from Central Asia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan or Kyrgyzstan to Europe, noted daily kathimerini.citing sources.

Significantly, before the deadly attack on the Moscow concert venue Crocus, United States officials warned that ISIS-K retains the capability and desire to attack targets of US and Western interest. Just last December, moreover, authorities in Austria and Germany foiled plans for terrorist attacks by mainly Tajik nationals acting on behalf of ISIS-K.

According to news website newsit.gr, additional security measures have been taken in Greece immediately after the terror attack in Moscow.
In collaboration with various services of the Police, the National Intelligence Service has intensified controls at the borders of the Greek territory, while the security measures at potential targets are also expected to be stronger.

The appropriate sources of information have been activated, whether they come from Greece or from abroad as well. There is now a constant exchange of information between the secret services of the states, in an effort to recognize at  early time any additional terrorist organizations and individuals in contact with ISIS-K who enter central Europe.

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