Prime Minister Says France Faces 'Unprecedented Terrorist Threat'

April 23, 2015 8:30 PM

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The French government said today there have been five attempted terror attacks since the January killings at a satirical magazine and a kosher supermarket. The French Prime Minister said the plots were prevented by the country's security forces. A sixth incident was only averted after a gunman's misfire. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports.

ELEANOR BEARDSLEY, BYLINE: The latest attack was to have taken place Sunday morning at a church in the town of Villejuif, just south of Paris. But the Paris prosecutor says after killing a woman nearby, the suspect aborted his plans after accidentally shooting himself in the leg. When he called an a...

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