Netherlands lowers assessment of terrorism threat

Netherlands lowers asses

The Dutch government said the Netherlands now faces only a limited risk of being attacked by Islamic terrorists. The government's anti-terrorism bureau has lowered its assessment of the threat of an attack from "substantial" to "limited," saying it believes terrorists prefer other targets. The rating is the second-lowest of four threat levels and signifies a danger that is slight but cannot be ruled out. The bureau cited a report sent to parliament Tuesday by the country's intelligence agency, which said that international terrorist organizations have higher priorities than the Netherlands. Native-born Dutch radicals lack leadership and enthusiasm for carrying out attacks at home, and are increasingly interested in traveling abroad for training or jihad.
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