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    France to Boost Security Measures Against Possible Attacks on Police – PM

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    France will introduce special security measures, including car shields and fireproof uniforms, to protect police patrols against possible attacks in risk zones of the country, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, four police officers were seriously injured in a Molotov cocktail attack, carried out by a group of people in the troubled housing estate of Grande Borne in the Essonne department in France.

    "Specifically, [the measures] will include anti-vandal window films for vehicles, or even shields in certain cases. Work on police uniforms will be carried out quickly to ensure that they are completely fire-resistant," Valls said at the Q&A session in the parliament's lower house.

    The minister also noted that the use of mobile cameras in "real time" would be considered to "remotely view the circumstances of an intervention and the means to deploy reinforcement if necessary."

    Special security measures will concern general police patrol, serving in sensitive security areas, according to Valls.

    In 2015, France saw a number of deadly terrorist attacks, with the most deadly of them – the November attacks in Paris – claiming 130 lives. Following a series of coordinated terrorist attacks, a state of emergency was declared in the country.


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