Police officer stand guard at the main railway station in the northern German town of Hamburg November 18, 2010.
Credit: Reuters/Christian Charisius
BERLIN | Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:24pm GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) – German authorities are on guard against threats of armed attack on civilians of the kind that killed 166 in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Thursday.
Police are taking added precautions, de Maiziere said, a day after Germany tightened security measures citing threats from Islamist militants.
“What we are basically preparing ourselves for, is that terrorists, coming from abroad, commit an attack soon after arrival, without warning, in a building or public place, knowing that they may not survive,” de Maiziere told broadcaster ZDF.
“In shop talk, we’d call that something similar to what happened in Mumbai,” he added.
(Reporting by Brian Rohan)