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Code Red in Serbia after Attack in Front of Israeli Embassy

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News / Politics | 01.07.24 | access_time 08:51

Attack in Front of Israeli Embassy in Belgrade, June 29 2024 (Photo: YTPrintScreen)

Serbian Minister of Internal Affairs Ivica Dacic said on June 30 that Serbia was safe after a June 29 attack in front of the Israeli embassy that left a Gendarmerie member wounded.

He added that a red security alert had been invoked and that police officers and members of the Gendarmerie and other units were present at a number of locations in Serbia. "Security has been increased at diplomatic and consular offices, state institutions, but also at critical infrastructural points, especially where there are lots of people, like shopping centers, bus and railway stations, city downtown areas," Dacic stressed.

He pointed out that the situation was safe and that "the terrorist act was stopped at the outset, but this is procedure and declaring a red-level security alert is a preventive measure."

The Gendarmerie member sustained a severe injury when a 25-year-old resident of Mladenovac, a convert from Christianity to Islam, according to statements by the Serbian Interior Ministry, shot him with a crossbow in front of the Israeli embassy in Belgrade on June 29. The attacker was killed in the course of the attack.

Israeli Ambassador Yahel Vilan said there was not and could not be "any justification" for an act of terrorism. He added that he and the embassy staff felt safe and secure.

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