France goes on “emergency attack” alert after Moscow assault | EUROtoday

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LFrance is on most anti-terrorism vigilance after the Moscow assault. “Given the Islamic State's claim of responsibility for the attack and the threats weighing on our country, we have decided to raise the Vigipirate posture to its highest level: attack emergency,” introduced Prime Minister Gabriel Attal . This measure was taken after the holding, on Sunday night, of a Defense and National Security Council on the Élysée.

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This most stage had already been established in mid-October after the assassination of Professor Dominique Bernard in a highschool in Arras, earlier than returning to the “Reinforced security – attack risk” threshold in mid-January.

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Emmanuel Macron chaired a Defense Council devoted to the assault which left at the very least 137 useless on Friday at Crocus City Hall, close to Moscow. The assault was claimed by the Islamic State group in Khorasan (IS-Ok), the Afghan department of the terrorist group.

“The claim for the Moscow attack comes from the Islamic State in Khorasan. However, this organization threatens France and has been involved in several recent foiled attack plans in several European countries, including Germany and France,” explains Matignon.

Four months earlier than the Paris Olympics, “the Prime Minister asked the Secretary General of Defense and National Security, under his authority, to convene first thing tomorrow (Monday) a meeting bringing together all the services of security impacted by the increase in the Vigipirate level”.