Security Council meeting takes stock of measures, pledges continued fight against IS

Leading members of the Czech Republic’s State Security Council reviewed the country’s reaction to the Paris attacks late Saturday. These include stepped up protection of key buildings, such as airports, with security also boosted at the country’s 16 border crossings. Information is being exchanged with other national security services and EU countries, the council’s head, prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka said. He repeated the earlier message from interior minister, Milan Chovanec, that there is no reason to believe that the Czech Republic will be a target for a similar attack. The country will continue to be an active member of the coalition against Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks, the prime minister said.

Author: Chris Johnstone