Special Police Unit Called Out Weekly

The Special Unit of the National Police Commissioner, Iceland’s counter-terrorism unit, specializing in various types of armed and unarmed infantry combat, has been called out on average once per week over the past four years, as stated in a new security report from the National Commissioner’s analysis department, published earlier this week.

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Isländisches Schiff rettet wieder Flüchtlinge

Das isländische Küstenwache-Boot Týr half vorgestern bei der Rettung von 284 Flüchtlingen im Mittelmeer. Nördlich der libyschen Küste wurden insgesamt 184 Flüchtlinge von zwei kleinen Schlauchbooten gerettet. Weitere 100 Flüchtlinge wurden von einem italienischen Patrouillenboot gerettet und zur Týr gebracht.

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Ziemlich viel los in der Notaufnahme

Die Notaufnahme des Landes- und Universitätsklinikums Landspítali in Reykjavík war in den vergangenen Tagen mehr als überfüllt. Schuld daran sind ungewöhnlich viele Grippefälle, aber auch Unfälle aufgrund von Glatteis auf den Straßen.

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Blizzard and Avalanche Risk in West Fjords

A blizzard is raging on all mountain passes in the West Fjords and on the roads leading to Flateyri and Suðureyri. The driving conditions are poor around Reykhólar in the southern part of the region and along Ísafjarðardjúp in the north. The roads under the mountainsides Súðavíkurhlíð and Kirkjubólshlíð are closed due to avalanche risk.

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Tourists Saved from Highlands in Crazy Weather

Search and rescue associations were called out yesterday evening to track down two groups of travelers in dismal weather conditions; two men who were located north of Mýrdalsjökull in the southern highlands and three others who were traveling the northern highlands. All men were found before midnight.

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