Civilian counter-intelligence service - in reaction to Paris attack - says Czech Republic not in immediate danger

07-01-2015

The country’s counter-intelligence service BIS has said the Czech Republic is not in immediate danger from a terrorist attack like the one took place in Paris on Wednesday killing at least 12 people. The spokesman for BIS, Jan Šubrt, said there had been no such indications from domestic or foreign partners; at the same time, he said, no threat could ever be fully ruled out, as the Czech Republic is part of a coalition helping fight radical militants abroad. The country, he stressed, was also a member of NATO and an ally of the United States. The spokesman made clear BIS is reviving ties with partners abroad on a daily basis, saying cooperation was crucial. He said the agency was monitoring if radicals who had fought abroad ever entered onto Czech soil.