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French PM warns of risk of chemical attack

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French PM warns of risk of chemical attack
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09:56 CET+01:00
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned of the risk of a chemical and biological attack on France, saying the macabre imagination of terrorists knows no limits.

Days after 129 people were killed in a series of terror attacks in Paris, the prime minister of France has warned of the risk of chemical and biological attacks.

"The macabre imagination of these commanders has no limits: assault rifles, decapitation, suicide bombings, knife attacks," he told lawmakers on Thursday, debating the extension of a state of emergency.

"I say this with the utmost care - but we know there may be a risk of the possibility chemical and biological weapons."

He said that France was facing "a new kind of war (...) where terror is the chief goal and the main weapon".

Valls also called on Europe to urgently adopt measures to share airline passenger information in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris.   

"More than ever, it's time for Europe to adopt the text... to guarantee the traceability of movements, including within the union. It's a condition of our collective security.
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