Threat 'substantial' says new anti-terror site

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16 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — The chance of an attack in the Netherlands is very real, according to a new website launched by anti-terrorism coordinator.

16 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — The chance of an attack in the Netherlands is very real, according to a new website launched by anti-terrorism coordinator.

A message on the homepage of the site (www.nctb.nl) said it was unlikely the current threat level of 'substantial' could be reduced in the near future. The four alert levels in the Netherlands are: minimal, limited, substantial and critical.

The website was launched on Friday and gives up-to-date information about the national anti-terrorism coordinator's assessment of the level of threat. The four alert levels are minimal, limited, substantial and critical.

Members of the public, companies and local government officials can use the Dutch-language site to find out what steps to take in the event of a terrorist attack. The site also outlines what the national government is doing to tackle terrorism.

The increased level of alertness Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner ordered for railways and metro lines on 9 September remains in force.

But the site's section for frequently asked questions tells the public "don't panic" and emphasises that there is no reason to stop using trains and metros.

Tjibbe Joustra was appointed national coordinator for anti-terrorism to ensure effective cooperation between the various agencies involved in combating terrorism.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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