Head of Slovakia's Lynx commando heads association of anti-terrorist units

Štefan Hamran was elected in Helsinki.

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Štefan Hamran, Slovak commander of the Lynx Commando, was elected as the new chair of Atlas elite anti-terrorist units in Helsinki on October 1, 2019.

As Slovak Police Corps informed on Facebook, head of the association was elected for four years.

“During 18 years of existence of Atlas, the chairs were from Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Austria. Atlas unites 38 special anti-terrorist units of EU countries, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland,” police informed.

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Lynx Commando is a part of the Police Corps and the only elite anti-terrorist unit in Slovakia.

The unit is known also thanks to intervention when alleged murderers of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová were detained. Members of the unit intervene is the riskiest and most complicated security situations against terrorists, kidnappers and hijackers and other dangerous perpetrators of organised crime.

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