Otto Schily warns terror networks 'still intact'

11th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

11 July 2005, HAMBURG - In the wake of the deadly London bombings, a top German government official warned Sunday that international terrorist networks are "still intact" and that the threat of more attacks is ever-present. But the official, German Interior Minister Otto Schily, cautioned against over-reacting to the British attacks, and said cool-headed vigilance is required. "I have consistently warned against the illusion that the threat might be over," Schily said in an interview with Bild am Sonntag n

11 July 2005

HAMBURG - In the wake of the deadly London bombings, a top German government official warned Sunday that international terrorist networks are "still intact" and that the threat of more attacks is ever-present.

But the official, German Interior Minister Otto Schily, cautioned against over-reacting to the British attacks, and said cool-headed vigilance is required.

"I have consistently warned against the illusion that the threat might be over," Schily said in an interview with Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

"International terrorist networks are still intact," he added. "They have been weakened, but they still pose a very potent threat, as has sadly been demonstrated in London."

While stressing that security has been beefed up in Germany, Schily cautioned against thinking that security alone can prevent attacks in future.

"That said, the public should know that Germany is one of the safest countries in the world," he added.

DPA

Subject: German news

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