Orders on Security Strict for Summit

From Reuters

Swiss troops carrying machine guns have been ordered to shoot anyone breaching security measures during the Reagan-Gorbachev summit next week, Geneva security chiefs said Tuesday.

"All the guns will be leaded and the soldiers have been issued orders to fire on any person penetrating or trying to penetrate the security perimeter guarded by the army," said Guy Fontanet, head of the local government committee on security.

The Swiss have called up 2,000 soldiers to back some 1,500 police. They will be protection a six-mile strtch of shoreline along lake Geneva during te Nov. 19-20 summit.

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