07 May 2020 – Announced threat level for terrorism during COVID-19

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Overview: The Dutch Government announced the current threat level for terrorism in the Netherlands as being 3 out of 5, indicating that a terrorist attack is still conceivable, however, a large-scale attack is less likely due to current COVID-19 measures.

This comes as the National Coordination for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV) provides its 52nd Terrorist Threat Assessment Netherlands (DTN). The main terrorist threat in the Netherlands comes from jihadism, with other threats coming from extremist right-wing and other groups.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/05/07/dreigingsbeeld-nctv-aanslag-in-nederland-blijft-voorstelbaar