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Finland Drafting Legislation to Prevent Terrorist Attacks - Lawmaker

Finland is drafting legislation that would help the country prevent terrorist attacks, the chairman of Finland's Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, Antti Kaikkonen, said Friday, a day after a deadly attack took place in the French city of Nice.

MURMANSK (Russia), (Sputnik) — He specified that lawmakers are working on reforming legislation related to information gathering.

"Mostly, we are talking about policing authorities being able to thoroughly monitor suspicious online activity," Kaikkonen told the Finnish Yle broadcaster, adding that the probability of an attack in Finland similar to the one carried out in Nice was low but could not be ruled out.

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He noted that currently Helsinki was heavily reliant on information provided by its foreign partners, adding that Finnish Security Intelligence Service would get more powers.

On Thursday night, a truck rammed into a large crowd that was celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France. At least 84 people, including children, were killed and dozens of others were injured.

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