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Low level of terrorist alert established in Moldova

10:10 | 25.03.2019 Category: Social

Chisinau, 25 March /MOLDPRES/- The low level (blue code) of terrorist alert was set across Moldova. The order has been signed by Director of Intelligence and Security Service Vasile Botnari.

According to SIS data, after setting the new code of terrorist alert, the authorities have to take several steps, including collecting and verifying information and data on terrorist risks, prevention, awareness-raising and public opinion training activities to promote state policy in preventing and combating terrorism.

Also, the competent authorities will work out and implement new methods and tools to fight terrorism and will direct their efforts to reduce and liquidate the factors causing the emergence and spread of extremist-terrorist ideologies.

Setting up of the blue code, low level of terrorist alert also provides a number of recommendations for people. Thus, citizens are urged to be cautious and draw attention to the appearance and behavior of people who seem suspicious.

Another warning refers to abandoned cars, those without registration plates, overloaded luggage, long and unjustified parking in the courtyard of residential areas, as well as bags, backpacks left unattended, boxes showing electric wires, mechanical devices. When detecting such objects, citizens are urged to avoid touching, unpacking or moving from them and immediately inform law enforcement authorities.

The Anti-Terrorism Centre of SIS urges parents to talk to children about safety rules and actions due to be taken in various crisis situations, to ensure that they know their home address and contact numbers of parents and emergency services.

Terrorist alert codes are set under the national terrorist alert system (SNAT). It consists of four codes (expressed in color), reflecting the degree of risk depending on the intensity of the terrorist threat: low level (blue color); moderate level (yellow color); high level (orange color) and critical level (red color). At each alert level, competent public authorities will take specific measures to ensure national security.

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