France orders troop reinforcements after attacks

December 24, 2014 9:45 AM

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PARIS — After a string of apparently unrelated attacks across France that have heightened concerns about Islamic militancy, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday that hundreds of additional military personnel would be ordered onto the streets to reinforce a routine deployment of security forces.

“There is a terrorist threat in France,” Valls told a news conference. “It is undoubtedly the main challenge of our time.”

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