January 22, 1991

Police stepped up security at the Alpine skiing world championships in Saalbach, Austria, after reports that 11 suspected terrorists had been detained in Austria.

The original police contingent was increased from 459 men to around 600, including members of a special anti-terrorist unit, and guards were placed around hotels where teams from countries involved in the gulf war are staying.

The Austrian Interior Ministry said that police had detained 11 Iranians with pro-Iraqi sympathies suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Austria.

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