France foiled 5 terror attacks – PM

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Published: Thursday 23rd April 2015 by The News Editor

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Five attacks have been thwarted in France since a January assault by Islamic extremist gunmen left 20 people dead including the attackers, the prime minister says.

Manuel Valls said the five included the planned attack officials said was foiled on Sunday when the would-be gunman apparently shot himself in the leg by accident and called an ambulance, raising the suspicion of police.

“The threat has never been so significant,” Mr Valls told France Inter radio.

The 24-year-old Algerian arrested in Paris on Sunday was targeting one or more churches and was linked to the shooting death of a young woman, authorities say.

The computer science student had been flagged as a security risk this year and in 2014, but managed to amass an arsenal of weapons.

Published: Thursday 23rd April 2015 by The News Editor

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