“Beware rigid profiling’ in anti-terror fight, our program director coverage on straits times newspaper”

Suicide attacks have put security agencies worldwide on alert, but officers on the ground should never have a rigid profile of what a potential terrorist could be like, a security expert said at the Interpol World conference and exhibition here.

“When we ask (some security officers) what is a suspicious sign, they have a mindset, a permanent concept – a bomb is supposed to look like this. Or a terrorist is supposed to look like this,” Mr Yaniv Peretz, programme director of Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP), which trains security professionals, said yesterday.

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