Taiwan a potential target for foreign terror groups: NSB

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/26
By: Lu Hsin-hui and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Oct. 26 (CNA) Although Taiwan currently faces no risk from domestic terror

Taiwanese police in an anti-terrorism drill. (CNA file photo)

Taiwanese police in an anti-terrorism drill. (CNA file photo)

groups, the possibility of an attack by a foreign group cannot be ruled out, the National Security Bureau (NSB) said in a report submitted to the Legislative Yuan on Wednesday.

The probability of Taiwan being targeted by foreign terror groups increased when a propaganda video released last year by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) featured the Republic of China (Taiwan) flag in a list of 60 countries the terror group says are part of a global coalition seeking to destroy it.

ISIS is also seeking to expand its reach in Southeast Asia and scores of people listed by international groups as terrorist suspects have been denied entry into Taiwan, according to the report.    [FULL  STORY]

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