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After the attack on Moscow, France raised the alert level of the Vigibrate program

After the attack on Moscow, France raised the alert level of the Vigibrate program

The French government decided on Sunday to raise the vigilance program to its highest level, two days after an attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 137 people in Moscow.

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Prime Minister Gabriel Atal announced in France on Sunday March 24 the “elevation” of the Vigbrate program to its highest level: an “emergency attack”, following an attack by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) on Moscow.

“Given the Islamic State's claim of responsibility for the attack and threats to our country, we have decided to elevate the vigilance posture to its highest level: emergency strike,” Gabriel Attal said. Elysee.

“The claim for the Moscow attack comes from the Islamic State of Khorasan. However, this organization threatens France and has been involved in several recent failed attack plans in several European countries, including Germany and France,” Matignon said.

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“The Prime Minister has asked the Secretary General of Defense and National Security under his authority to convene a meeting from tomorrow (Monday) to bring together all the security services affected by the increase in vigilance,” we added.

The Vigbrate program was downgraded to Level 2 (“Enhanced Security – Risk of Attack”) in January.

Four months before the Paris Olympic Games (July 26-August 11), Emmanuel Macron chaired a Security Council meeting on “The Moscow Attack and Its Consequences” at the Elysee on Sunday evening.

At least 137 people were killed and 182 injured in Friday's attack on Crocus City Hall near Moscow. Investigators continue to search the ruins of the building that housed the concert hall, which was destroyed by a massive fire started by the attackers.

The attack was claimed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), but Moscow has not yet blamed the group.

With AFP

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