Sofia, Mar 19 (Prensa Latina) The executive director of the European Police Office, Europol, Rob Wainwright reported today about the radicalization of some 30,000 persons in the region, which currently represent a potential threat of terrorism.
The information released today by the Bulgarian broadcaster 'bTV' quoted Wainwright, who explained that the estimated figure refers to radicalized people through the Internet.
The majority of these individuals are inspired by groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS); however, it does not mean that they act under their direct command, the official added.
He also insisted on the need to stay alert, because at any moment these people 'can rent a truck and kill innocent people.'
Wainwright cautioned that it is a new form of terrorist activity difficult to fight by the European and world security services.
Adding to this situation the threats after the return to Europe of people who travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the ranks of the ISIS and other terrorist groups.
According to the executive director of EUROPOL, the comeback of these foreign terrorist fighters is a danger and represents a huge menace to the entire region.
An annual report from the European Police Office, in 2017, indicated a growth in recent years of terrorist groups.
Among the presumed radicals imprisoned, one out of four were women and one third were under 25 years old.
In addition to the arrests, EUROPOL reported on the increase in the number of judgments in the courts of the European Union, mainly in countries such as Spain and France.
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