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Vietnam performs anti-terror drill before APEC week in Da Nang

Vietnam performs anti-terror drill before APEC week in Da Nang

Monday, October 23, 2017, 10:24 GMT+7
Vietnam performs anti-terror drill before APEC week in Da Nang
Security units surround a building where hostages are kept during an anti-terror drill in Da Nang on October 22, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The subcommittee of security and health for the 2017 APEC summit ran the exercise on Sunday morning, aimed at ensuring maximum safety for the Economic Leaders’ Week, scheduled for November 6 to 11.

A ceremony was held on the same morning to introduce police and military officers in charge of security during the event, along with equipment and vehicles.

A ceremony was organized in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on October 22, 2017.
A ceremony was organized in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on October 22, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

During the drill, two scenarios were role-played by security units.

In the first, officers were required to free a group of APEC delegates who were ambushed by terrorists after leaving the airport.

The second scenario included the rescue of hostages captured by terrorists on a tourist boat on the Han River.

Multiple security units are introduced at the ceremony.
Multiple security units are introduced at the ceremony. Photo: Tuoi Tre

The APEC is a regional economic forum established in 1989, comprising 21 member states, including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, the United States, and Vietnam among others.

The Economic Leaders’ Week is the culmination of Vietnam’s year of hosting a series of APEC meetings.

World leaders such as U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are all expected to attend the event in Da Nang.

The White House has confirmed that Trump will travel to Hanoi for an official visit and bilateral engagements with Vietnam’s State President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Vietnamese leaders on November 11, following his participation in the summit in Da Nang.

Mobility police units stand at the ceremony.
Mobility police units stand at the ceremony. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Military officers
Military officers. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Firefighting police units
Firefighting police units. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A motorcade of traffic police units
A motorcade of traffic police units. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The mobile operation center
A mobile operation center. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Special armored vehicles from the Ministry of Public Security
Special armored vehicles from the Ministry of Public Security. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Fire trucks of the Da Nang Department of Firefighting Police
Fire trucks of the Da Nang Department of Firefighting Police. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Officers take part in martial art performances during the ceremony on October 22, 2017.
Officers take part in martial art performances during the ceremony on October 22, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Officers take part in martial art performances during the ceremony.
Officers take part in martial art performances during the ceremony. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A group of terrorists hijack a bus in an anti-terror drill scenario.
A group of terrorists hijack a bus in an anti-terror drill scenario. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Officers enter the building from the rooftop.
Officers enter a building from the rooftop. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A terrorist is apprehended.
A terrorist is apprehended. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Medics provide emergency care for the hostages.
Medics provide emergency care for the hostages. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Officers attempt to rescue hostages on a cruise ship in the Han River.
Officers attempt to rescue hostages on a cruise ship in the Han River. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A suspect is arrested.
A suspect is arrested. Photo: Tuoi Tre
The victims are brought to safety.
The victims are brought to safety. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Firefighting units put out a fire on the ship after a bomb explodes.
Firefighting units put out a fire on the ship after a bomb has exploded. Photo: Tuoi Tre

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