Britain to train thousands to respond to terrorism

March 23rd, 2009 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS  

London, March 23 (DPA) The British government is planning to train around 60,000 people already employed in various positions in how to respond to acts of terrorism, British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said Sunday.
Speaking on the BBC, Smith said that the strategy included bringing anti-terrorism into the public arena with the training of people working “everywhere from our shopping centres to our hotels”.

On Tuesday, the British government is to publish what the government says will be a comprehensive approach to counter-terrorism.

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