Poll: majority of Czechs feel large-scale attack unlikely in Czech Rep

In related news, a poll conducted by the SC&C agency for the Czech daily Mlada Fronta Dnes has suggested that a majority of Czechs do not feel threatened by the possibility of a terrorist attack. Of 381 questioned some 70 percent said similar attacks to those that hit New York and Washington four years ago, or London this year, were unlikely in the Czech Republic. Interior Minister Frantisek Bublan said on Saturday that that the risk of attacks could never be ruled out, especially since the Czech Republic is both an EU member and a member of NATO.

In September Czech officials have planned exercises on the Prague metro line to analyse how effectively the city would respond to a terrorist strike.

Author: Jan Velinger