Romanian Intelligence Service keeps national terrorist alert level in Romania at blue cautious

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The national terrorist alert level in Romania is kept at blue, cautious, Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI) reported on Tuesday.

"The alert level under Romania's National System for Terrorist Alert is staying at blue, cautious. That means available information so far does not indicate any direct connection between the events in Brussels and risks against national security in Romania. Nevertheless, SRI has taken all the necessary measures to ensure the safety of the Romanian nationals. Our hearts go out to the families of those who died in these criminal attacks and we are collaborating with our partners in the National Terrorism Prevention and Combat System as well as similar organisations in the Euro-Atlantic space," SRI Director Eduard Hellvig is quoted as saying in a press statement sent to AGERPRES.

SRI is firmly condemning today's terror attacks in the capital city of Belgium.

"We are with the Belgian people and will continue to provide support to our organisational partners in our joint fight against terror. What happened in Belgium cannot but affect us. We are now talking about global terrorism. States as compact entities are no longer the targets of terrorists, but the citizens directly as individual entities. That is why I do not see as exaggerated any measure that can prevent any terrorist actions that could endanger national security. Our main goal is to prevent such terror threats. The law and intelligence are our main weapons. When the life of just one citizen is endangered, we act firmly using all the legal tools and means provided for by the law," added Hellvig.

A provisional toll of the explosions today in Brussels reads at least 28 dead and tens of wounded.

Two explosions were reported around 08:00hrs, local, in the departure area of the Zaventem International Airport of Brussels. Also Tuesday morning, at least two other explosions were reported at the Maelbeek station of the Brussels subway system and another one at the Schuman station, according to eyewitnesses quoted by the local media. AGERPRES (RO — author: Mirela Barbulescu, editor: Andreea Rotaru; EN — author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Ana-Maria Panaitescu)

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