Security measures in Vienna increased following Paris terror attacks

Vienna, Nov 15 (IANS) Security precautions are to be ramped up in the Austrian capital of Vienna in light of the terror attacks in Paris, the Ministry of the Interior stated on Saturday.

The measures will involve “all sites that are of importance”, and in particular those have significant French or other international characteristics, with the Cobra special forces police also part of the efforts, Xinhua reported.

Police spokesperson Patrick Maierhofer said the city’s police will be increasing their security measures as a general precaution, with no particular threat having been established.

He said particular attention will be paid to larger gatherings of people and demonstrations.

Separately, mayor of the city Michael Haeupl had expressed his condolences to the victims of the attacks, with black flags hoisted at city hall, and the three flags at the parliamentary building flown at half mast.

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