Spain tightens security

Controls at borders will remain in place while survellience is being stepped up at the frontier with France, at airports and at popular tourist areas

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Police searches at the La Junquera border with France last week Photo EFE

By Dave Jamieson

SPAIN has maintained its terror alert at Level 4 of 5, but has stepped up surveillance in sensitive areas following last week’s atrocity in Nice. The country’s border with France, as well as airports and popular tourist areas are all under close scrutiny, according to acting Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz who has been liaising with his opposite number in Paris. He said that controls at the borders were to have been relaxed this month but they will now remain in place for as long as is necessary.

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