Sunday, February 25, 2018

France: Two Islamist attacks foiled this year

(Paris) Speaking to the Press, French interior minister Gerard Collomb has revealed that 2 months into 2018, the French security forces have foiled two planned attacks.

One attempt was foiled when the French police arrested in January was planning to hit a major sporting facility. The other was stopped when a suspect who had been targeting troops on anti-terrorism patrols and had acquired bomb-making equipment. Explaining the rise in the number of jihadists getting picked up, the French interior minister stated:
“Because the Islamic State is disappearing, people are seeking to stage attacks in western countries as a distraction from its defeat,”
The problem here, the security forces have to get it right every time, those who wish to spoil our day, have only to get lucky once.