The Counter-terrorism police has increased the strength of its international terrorism unit, which is focused on jihadist terrorism, by a further 30 officers it was announced.

The decision came in light of the Paris terrorist attacks carried out by the so-called Islamic State and the revelation that one of the assailants entered Europe as a refugee via Greece.

As such, the international terrorism unit will now have about 90 officers who will inspect arriving migrants in order to have a better idea of the presence or movement of suspected jihadist terrorists.

In conjunction with the national intelligence agency EYP, the police is currently investigating the 193 refugees who arrived with the ISIS suicide bomber who arrived on Leros on the 3rd of October.