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Interfax: Danish Embassy denies its cars being used by terrorists

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  • Norbert Strade
    Danish Embassy denies its cars being used by terrorists MOSCOW. Feb 8 (Interfax) - The Danish Embassy in Moscow has stated that Russian law enforcement
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 8, 2011
      Danish Embassy denies its cars being used by terrorists

      MOSCOW. Feb 8 (Interfax) - The Danish Embassy in Moscow has stated that Russian law enforcement authorities are not searching for vehicles with Danish diplomatic license plates.

      A number of Russian media outlets reported earlier that police were searching for two vehicles with Danish diplomatic license plates. The vehicles are allegedly being used by people involved in the terrorist attack at Domodedovo Airport, the media outlets said.

      As soon as we saw these reports in the media, we immediately contacted Russian law enforcement agencies, which told us that no such cars are being searched for, an embassy official told Interfax on Tuesday.

      Meanwhile, Interfax sources from Russian law enforcement agencies have denied reports that foreign-brand cars with diplomatic license plates are wanted.

      "This information is out of date and incorrect," said one of the sources, who wished to remain anonymous.

      Police orientation briefs with descriptions of terror suspects constitute preventive information, he told Interfax.

      "Police receive orientation briefs on suspects in any crime, including terrorism, on a daily basis," the source said.

      This sort of information "is formed on the basis of the analysis of data obtained by security agencies from agents and is often treated as auxiliary, it allows for a number of preventive measures to be taken," he said.

      "The very name of such notices suggests that they serve as orientation cues for police when searching an area - which facilities or individuals deserve closer attention," the source said.

      There had been, prior to the attack at Domodedovo Airport, reports about terrorists using transport with fake police license plates and the transportation of explosive substances in concrete mixer trucks. "So far these reports have found no objective confirmation," the source said.
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