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Germany proposes new security measures following terrorist attacks

Germany proposes new security measures following terrorist attacks

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German authorities have proposed tougher security laws after recent terror attacks.

German interior minister,Thomas de Maiziere, said on Thursday that though the new measures will not guarantee absolute security, there will be more vigilance and it will be easier to take foreigners who have committed crimes or those deemed dangerous into pre-deportation custody.

“We will take rigid measures against those foreigners who commit crime or do harm to public security. What’s more, we will seek to expel those criminal offenders and subversives who have to leave the country,” he said.

The country also proposes to step up efforts to detect Islamist radicals among asylum applicants and additional video surveillance in public areas.

Germany witnessed four attacks in July, in which two were carried out by asylum seekers and claimed by the Islamic State group.

Reuters