PM wants test of integrated rescue system

Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek has called for a test of the country's preparedness in dealing with the consequences of a terrorist attack. Following another series of explosions in London on Thursday, Mr. Paroubek asked the Interior Minister Frantisek Bublan for members of the integrated rescue system to stage an exercise simulating an emergency operation in the wake of a terrorist attack. The Prime Minister said he had no evidence to suggest that Prague was in serious danger of an attack, emphasizing that the measure was precautionary.

Following the terrorist attacks in London on July 7th the Czech Republic reinforced police patrols at key sites including the Prague metro, railways, airports and strategic buildings, as well as border crossings. Heightened security measures remain in effect.