Posted: 25.03.2024 14:11:00

France raises terror alert to highest level

The French government raises the terror alert warning to its highest level after the concert hall shooting in the Moscow Region – as France’s PM Gabriel Attal noted on March 24 after a meeting of senior security and defence officials with President Emmanuel Macron, Reuters reports


Attal stated on his X (Twitter) account that this decision was made several months before the Olympic Games begin in Paris, “Following the attack in Moscow, a Defence and National Security Council meeting was convened at the Elysee by the President of France. Given the Islamic State’s claim of responsibility for the attack and the threats weighing on our country, we have decided to raise the national security alert to the highest level: attack emergency.”

France’s terror alert system has three levels, and the highest is activated in the event of a terrorist attack in France or abroad, or when its threat is considered imminent. It allows for heightened security measures, including increased patrols by military personnel in public areas such as train stations, airports and religious sites.