Police in Europe increase security for Egyptian embassies

February 1, 2011 17:14


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VIENNA— Police in some European capitals on Tuesday said they have upgraded security for their Egyptian embassies amid continuing unrest in Egypt.

Czech police spokeswoman Veronika Hodacova said security has been tightened around the Egyptian Embassy in Prague, and her Austrian counterpart says the Egyptian embassy in Vienna is now under permanent surveillance. Police in the Slovak capital of Bratislava said they have also increased security on request from the Egyptian Embassy.

Austrian officials also said Tuesday that Egypt's ambassador was under additional protection.

In Switzerland, police said they "continually adjust the security measures" but would not confirm whether security at the Egyptian embassy in Bern and the Egyptian mission in Geneva has been boosted.

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