Dutch to host conference to discuss countering 'terror'

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch foreign minister has called an international conference next week to discuss the global "fight against terror."

Foreign Minister Bert Koenders says next Monday's meeting will bring together members of the Global Counterterrorism Forum and the coalition fighting the Islamic State group. Koenders said Wednesday that "terrorism ... is a virus that is continually adapting itself" and states have to work together even more closely to combat it.

He says the conference at the headquarters of European Union police organization Europol will also discuss intelligence sharing, measures to prevent terror and how better to protect civilians against terror attacks.

Delegates will include ministers from countries hit hard by attacks including Nigeria and Tunisia as well as representatives from Europol, Interpol, the United Nations and the EU.

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