Security has been reinforced in Cambodia following terrorism
attacks in Mumbai left about 120 dead, a senior police official said Friday.
“The national police chief has ordered the strengthening of
security for main points,” said Lt. Gen. Sok Phal, deputy national police
Popular tourist hotels and sites, embassies and busy urban
centers are seeing increased police patrols and vigilance, he said.
This increased security plan was already in place in Siem
Reap, said Siem Reap Police Chief Soart Nady.
“Since the attacks in India, we’ve enforced the security
for the sake of tourists,” he said.
About 120 people have been killed and more than 300 injured
in shootings, while Indian commandos continued operations to root out the
Authorities said at least seven have been killed and several
Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed condolences for the attacks
Thursday and condemned the terrorists.
had its own brush with international terrorism in 2003, when it was discovered
that the leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, Hambali, had sojourned in Phnom
Penh before he was apprehended in Bangkok.
In November 2000, Phnom
Penh suffered a brief attack by a small group of
gunmen, the Cambodian Freedom Fighters, which the government labeled