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March 12, 2004

Albany -- South Georgia law enforcement and emergency management learned about terror attacks from experts. Instructors on Weapons of Mass Destruction from the National Sheriff's Association say that terrorism can happen anytime, and it could happen here.

 An example is the bombings in Madrid, Spain, Thursday that killed nearly 200 people. The W.M.D. instructors told South Georgia law enforcers that terror attacks will continue, and they must be ready to deal with them.

Mike Clarke of the National Sheriff's Association said "Whether it's a large scale or small scale event, it's still going to effect everyone in this country. The fear, the anxiety levels will escalate just like they did during 9-11."

 Don Driskill of the National Sheriff's Association said "That bomb wasn't built in front of the Mira building. That was built somewhere else and then brought to Oklahoma City. So it a weapon of mass destruction might come through your community going somewhere else."

 Clarke was at Ground Zero on September 11th, in the aftermath of the terror attacks on the Twin Towers.

He has been teaching about terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction since 1999, so 9-11 was not as big a surprise to him as most of the nation.

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