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U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Terrorism 2005 - Poland

Publisher United States Department of State
Author Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Publication Date 28 April 2006
Cite as United States Department of State, U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Terrorism 2005 - Poland, 28 April 2006, available at: [accessed 28 May 2016]
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Poland worked to fight terrorism within its borders, cooperated in international counterterrorism efforts, and participated in Coalition activities with a strong presence in peacekeeping operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In May, Polish border guards conducted a one-week training program in railway inspections for their counterparts from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Croatia.

Chechen refugees from Russia continued to enter Poland, with 6,500 arriving in 2004. Most of these refugees simply transited Poland to other EU countries. However, some legitimately sought refuge in Poland. Poland granted refuge to 200 Chechen refugees in 2005, while three others were denied refuge following adverse security checks by Poland's internal security agency.

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