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Special Forces Counterterrorism Units to Guard Belgian Nuclear Power Plants | SputnikNews

Special Forces Counterterrorism Units to Guard Belgian Nuclear Power Plants | SputnikNews

In the past months, Belgian nuclear facilities have been guarded by a force of 140 army personnel.

According to the newspaper De Morgen, the government has decided to replace them with a special unit composed of federal police officers trained to intervene in the event of a terrorist attack. The counterterror unit will be armed with semi-automatic weapons, and should be ready for deployment next year, the paper reported.

Source: Special Forces Counterterrorism Units to Guard Belgian Nuclear Power Plants