Terror alert hoax blasted

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GRA418.- WASHINGTON (EEUU), 19/02/2015.- El ministro del Interior, Jorge Fernández Díaz, da una rueda de prensa en la Embajada de España en Washington DC tras participar este jueves 19 de febrero en la cumbre internacional de la Casa Blanca contra el extremismo violento, auspiciada por el presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama. Fernández Díaz dijo a los periodistas que "para luchar contra el radicalismo es necesaria una actividad constante y decidida a nivel internacional". EFE/LENIN NOLLY.

RUMOURS of an imminent terrorist attack in Spain, which had been spread through the WhatsApp messaging service, have been rubbished by interior minister Jorge Fernández Díaz.
In the wake of the Brussels attacks last week, the messages claimed that the terror alert had been raised to the maximum level and that people should avoid public transport and large public events.
They also claimed that the risk was highest in Barcelona, Madrid, Alicante and Valencia.

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