Government backs plan to prepare for terror attacks on soft targets

The government on Wednesday backed a three-year Ministry of Interior plan setting out how best to protect and react to possible terrorist attacks on so-called soft targets. The plan calls for a public campaign to tell people how to react and possible training of selected workers. Steps should also be taken at some possible targets, such as shopping and sports centres and tourist resorts, to prepare for attacks and how to limit casualties, for example, from follow-up attacks, the plan adds. The report to the government warns that it appears that terrorists will increasingly target soft targets characterised by high concentrations of people.

Author: Chris Johnstone