德国因为恐怖威胁而提高安全警戒级别 Germany Raises Security Level Over Terror Threat

17 November, 2010

德国由于内政部所说的“具体的迹象”表明有人计划在11月底针对德国发动恐怖袭击,因而发布了新的恐怖主义警戒。内政部长德迈齐埃星期三在柏林表示,目前的这个风险评估将导致警力的增加,特别是在机场,这种情况将持续下去直到进一步的通知。德迈齐埃谈到德国的“新的安全局势”,引证了一个没有公布名字的国家提供的消息。他没有说这个袭击会在哪里发生。

自从上个月初在两架前往美国的飞机上发现了邮包炸弹以来,包括德国在内的西欧大部分国家都加强了戒备。这些发现引发美国、英国和日本发布警告说基地组织可能对英国、法国和德国的主要城市发动袭击。

Germany has issued a new terrorism alert, over what the Interior Ministry says are "concrete indications" that terror attacks are planned against the country for the end of November.Thomas de Maiziere, speaking Wednesday in Berlin, said the current risk assessment will produce an increased police presence, particularly at airports, until further notice.De Maiziere spoke of "a new security situation" in Germany, citing a tip from an unspecified country. He did not say where the attack was supposed to occur.

Much of western Europe, including Germany, has been on heightened alert since early last month, when package bombs were found on two U.S.-bound airplanes.Those discoveries triggered warnings from the United States, Britain and Japan, of possible al-Qaida attacks on major British, French and German cities.