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Slovaks participate in anti-terrorist exercise in Vienna

It was the first combined training exercise of Austrian and foreign watercraft and helicopters in Austria.

(Source: TASR)

Slovak, Hungarian, German, Austrian and Slovenian special police units attended an international anti-terrorist exercise on the Danube river at Vienna.

According to the exercise’s scenario, five terrorists took a cruise ship by force in the Hungarian-Slovak borderlands. Police officers ended the fake hostage drama in the Austrian capital, the Sme daily reported on its website.

Eighty expert Austrian police officers from the Cobra unit and another 55 from surrounding countries worked “to free hostages” from the cruise ship Viking Freya. The police officers attacked the ship from four watercraft and another 16 police officers abseiled from a Slovak helicopter.

The situation was monitored by the crew of an Austrian helicopter with snipers and another Slovak helicopter, informed the APA newswire. Several minutes after the command to secure the captain’s deck and to search through the 95 cabins of the ship was given, it was announced that the perpetrators were detained.

Topic: Military


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