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Catalan Police to reinforce anti-terrorist controls after Nice attack

Catalonia will keep the terrorist threat level at 4 out of 5 but extra security measures will be put in place. Thus, ‘Mossos d’Esquadra’ will dedicate 30% of their resources to fighting terrorist threats, as they are currently doing, and increase this to 40% in Barcelona. The Catalan Police will also reinforce the anti-terrorist surveillance, especially in the most touristic places. The Spanish Police have already put in place extra security measures on the French border, at La Junquera, to control the traffic and will be stopping vehicles in random checks, asking for documentation and searching for suspicious materials in the boot. These measures are in response to the terrorist attack which killed 84 people in the French city of Nice this past Thursday night. 

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15 July 2016 06:35 PM

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ACN

Barcelona (CNA).- ‘Mossos d’Esquadra’, the Catalan Police will reinforce the anti-terrorist surveillance, especially in the most touristic places, after the terrorist attack which killed 84 people this past Thursday in Nice. The terrorist threat level in Catalonia will be kept at 4 out of 5, which means dedicating 20% of security forces to anti-terrorist measures; ‘Mossos d’Esquadra’ already dedicates 30% of their resources to fighting this threat, a percentage which rises to 40% in Barcelona. On the other hand, the Spanish Police have already put in place extra security measures on the French border, at La Junquera, to control the traffic and will be stopping vehicles in random checks, asking for documentation and searching for suspicious materials in the boot.


Catalan Minister for Home Affairs, Jordi Jané, sent a message of “serenity and confidence” to Catalan citizens and warned that they will notice an increase in police presence. This extra surveillance will be both dynamic and static and will be especially noticeable in tourist spots and places which are expected to be crowded. 

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  • Police controls at Pertús, close to Catalonia's French border (by ACN)

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