Although Taiwan currently faces no risk from domestic terror groups, the possibility of an attack by a foreign group cannot be ruled out, the National Security Bureau (NSB) said in a report submitted to the Legislative Yuan on Wednesday.
The probability of Taiwan being targeted by foreign terror groups increased when a propaganda video released last year by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) featured the Republic of China (Taiwan) flag in a list of 60 countries the terror group says are part of a global coalition seeking to destroy it.
ISIS is also seeking to expand its reach in Southeast Asia and scores of people listed by international groups as terrorist suspects have been denied entry into Taiwan, according to the report.
The 2017 Summer Universiade, which will take place from Aug. 19-30 in Taipei and is expected to attract 12,000 participants from 150 countries, represents a potential target for a foreign terror attack in Taiwan, according to the NSB report.
In response, the NSB has drafted anti-terror measures, including strengthening the collection and sharing of related intelligence with other nations to help improve border management and security, enhanced security measures in crowded places and ensuring strict anti-terrorism measures are in place for the 2017 Universiade.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel