Argentina actively working against terrorism.
Security Minister Patricia Bullrich. (Photo credit via Lanueva.com)
Security Minister Patricia Bullrich announced late last week that the government is actively working against the threat of terrorism from abroad. The notice comes ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, for which there have been some safety concerns, and following recent terrorist attacks in Europe that have left hundreds dead or wounded.
Of the potential of a terrorist attack, in a statement to Clarín, Bullrich said, “We are very well-informed, alongside the Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI), due to substantial work and intelligence analysis from services all over the world.”
Another source speaking on behalf of Border Patrol told La Nación that while, “There is no direct threat to Argentina at this time, we must be on general high alert due to existing world factors.”
According to Minuto Uno, this counter-terrorism alert is more concerned with daily public safety than with preventing specific attacks, such as a plot by alleged Jihadists that was foiled last week. Read article here