Spain has upped its terror alert level from medium to high after last Friday’s deadly attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait. “Considering the proximity of our country to the places where some of these attacks took place, it has been proposed to raise the anti-terrorist alert” from three out of five, or ‘medium’, to four or ‘high’, announced Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz.
Meanwhile the Guardia Civil officers union, the AUGC, has criticised their bosses for not telling their members what the high level alert means in practical terms. The AUGC said that no new directives or instructions had been issued for officers on the front line.
Members of Torrevieja council gathered outside the town hall last Sunday lunchtime for three minutes of silence in memory of those who lost their lives in Friday’s attacks. Torrevieja mayor, Jose Manuel Dolon, strongly condemned the violence and cruelty of the Islamic terrorists as well as emphasising the need for strong political and moral arguments to continue against such acts of barbarism.