France will stay on high alert after Copenhagen attacks: PM

February 16, 2015 7:24 AM

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France will stay on high alert after Copenhagen attacks: PM

PARIS (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday the threat of militant attacks in the country remained "particularly high" and that exceptional security measures would remain in place as long as needed after attacks in Copenhagen.

France has deployed some 10,000 military personnel to protect public sites and announced thousands of new hires in the intelligence sector after 17 people were killed in a series of attacks by Islamist gunmen in January.

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