France to Deploy 300 Soldiers After String of Attacks on Pedestrians

December 23, 2014 2:15 PM

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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced Tuesday that there will be increased police and military presence in public areas over the Christmas holidays since a string of attacks left 20 people injured since Saturday.

Valls said 300 soldiers would be deployed to monitor French streets after the series of attacks in different cities. On Saturday, a man shouting “God is great!” in Arabic was shot by the police after allegedly attacking them, the BBC reports. On Sunday, another man shouting the same phrase injured 1...

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