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    Every Country Potential Target of Terrorism – Hollande

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    French President Francois Hollande warned on Tuesday that every country could become a target of a terrorist attack as he urged the United Nations to pull together in the face of this threat.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — France has been tightening security after a spate of attacks by Islamist terrorists claimed hundreds of lives in less than a year.

    A series of nearly simultaneous bomb and gun attacks in Paris in November 2015 killed 130 people, while a truck attack in Nice on the Bastille Day in July left 86 people dead and prompted France to extend the state of emergency for six months.

    "Every country is potentially a terrorist target these days," Hollande said. "That is why I expect that the United Nations also takes on its responsibilities."


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