Terrorist risk still ‘very high’ in France: Interior minister

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France's interior minister said on Monday that the terrorist risk remained "high" to "very high" in France following the killing of four police personnel by a radicalized colleague.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner speaks during a joint news conference with Ivory Coast Security Minister Sidiki Diakite in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago/File Photo

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PARIS: France's interior minister said on Monday (Oct 7) that the terrorist risk remained "high" to "very high" in France following the killing of four police personnel by a radicalised colleague.

Minister Christophe Castaner, who also reiterated he had no plans to resign, told France Inter radio that since 2003, about 59 terrorist attacks had been prevented by police, including three since the beginning of the year.

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Castaner rejected opposition calls for his resignation on Sunday, but acknowledged opportunities had been missed to prevent the killing of the police staff last week.

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