Officials: ‘No evidence of a specific threat of a terrorist act in Bulgaria’

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The Bulgarian government’s consultative group on counter-terrorism met on July 15 in the wake of the terrorist attack in the French city of Nice, underlining that there was currently no evidence of a specific threat of a terrorist attack in Bulgaria, the Interior Ministry said.

However, given the complicated situation in Europe and the Balkan countries, security measures were currently being undertaken throughout Bulgaria, the ministry said.

The consultative group met on the orders of Prime Minister Boiko Borissov.

The group, which includes representatives of the Interior Ministry, Intelligence agency, State Agency for National Security, the Foreign Ministry, Defence Ministry, Transport Ministry and the secretary of the Cabinet security council, discussed the situation in Europe and the Balkan region, including in the context of the terrorist attack in Nice, the statement said.

Bulgaria’s security services would continue to actively monitor and analyse the status of the security environment, the Interior Ministry said.

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