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How to Protect Yourself From Simple Terrorist Attacks

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Sep 21, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Situational awareness is a key element in self-protection against terrorist attacks.

Situational awareness is a key element in self-protection against terrorist attacks.

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Simple attacks by grassroots jihadists have become a fact of life in the West. Indeed, we saw three such incidents on Sept. 15: the botched bombing attempt against a subway train in London, a knife attack against a French soldier at a Paris subway station and a hammer attack against two women in Chalon-sur-Saone, France. These incidents are merely the latest in a long string of attacks worldwide using simple weapons such as knives, vehicles and crude bombs. Our tactical analysis team has provided advice to our Threat Lens clients to help executive protection teams adjust to this new reality, but in light of these recent events, I think it would be useful to provide some guidance to help individuals protect themselves from such attacks....

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