Saturday, 5th December 2015

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Gibraltar rehearses reaction to terrorist attack

by Cristina Cavilla

Gibraltar practiced its response to a marauding terrorist attack this week, mobilising all emergency services, armed response police and military units in a shoot-out scenario using blank rounds, pyrotechnics and fake blood to simulate casualties.

The simulated attack at HM Naval Base formed part of the annual GIBEX exercise which was expanded this year to include agencies such as the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service and the Gibraltar Ambulance service.

Other simulated scenarios included ‘trigger-type’ situations, a maritime pollution exercise and scenarios involving explosive devices.  


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