Police beef up forces, call on public to be vigilant

After triple terrorist attack, Police chief heads to Eilat, gives special instructions to security cars, public transport officials in South.

August 18, 2011 15:12
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Police, soldiers after Eilat attack 311. (photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)


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Police have asked members of public to expect roadblocks at the entrance to Eilat and heavy police presence in city following Thursday's triple terrorist attack, but also stressed that no security incidents were currently under way Eilat or Beersheba.

Members of the public have been asked to be vigilant and contact police in the case of any suspicious individuals or items.

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Also Thursday, Police Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino ordered the area operations branch head, Cmdr. Nissim Mor, to beef up police presence on all major roads and in sensitive crowded locations.

Danino was on his way to Eilat following the attacks.

Special instructions were also been given to security cars and public transport officials in the south.

Special police units have been mobilized to the area.

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