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Terrorist threats in France

With France’s recent public ban on the burka, the female Muslim attire that covers the face and body, fear of extremist action in France is growing. al-Qaeda threatened France with revenge if the burka was prohibited and numerous bomb threats have followed the ban.

France’s intelligence agency discovered one woman’s claim at suicide-bombing on public transport.

Taking this threat seriously, security was enforced on all major transport systems, including stop-and-search procedures. The Eiffel Tower also fell under concern after the ban, causing an estimate of 2,000 people to evacuate the site.

There has been a reported 190 threats in France this year so far, and France’s overall security is stationed at ‘red,’ the second highest level.

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