Hong Kong: Top officials warn of possible international terrorist threats to city

Two of Hong Kong’s top officials have warned of the threat posed by international terrorism as Muslim groups in the city express concern over leaflets circulating which bear a logo associated with the extremist Islamic State.

Speaking at a conference on crime yesterday, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying took the unusual step of highlighting recent attacks overseas, warning that Hong Kong – as an open, international city – should not take the threat of terrorism lightly.

His comments were echoed by Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung and later police sources told the Sunday Morning Post they were “monitoring the situation closely” after a leaflet bearing an image associated with Islamic State was found to be circulating among Indonesian domestic helpers in the city.

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