France raises security alert level after Moscow attack: PM

AFP , Sunday 24 Mar 2024

French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal said Sunday that the country was raising its security alert to the highest level after the Moscow concert hall attack.

French soldiers
File Photo: French soldiers patrol outside the Louvre museum in Paris. AFP


"Given the claim of responsibility for the attack by the Islamic State group and the threats weighing on our country, we have decided to raise the Vigipirate state to its highest level: emergency attack," said Attal, raising the level again just three months after it was lowered in January.

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