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    Fillon Under Biggest Threat Among Candidates - French Counterterrorism Body

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    Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon is under the biggest threat among the candidates for the presidency of France, local BFMTV reported Tuesday, citing the Anti-Terrorist Coordination Unit (UCLAT).

    PARIS (Sputnik) — BFMTV reported that the UCLAT assesses the threat to Fillon as tier 2 on a four-point scale, where tier 1 is the greatest threat.

    Earlier in the day, a picture showing an assault rifle, Le Figaro newspaper drawing of French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon and a flag of the Daesh terrorist group was found during the arrest of two young people suspected of preparing a terrorist attack in France.

    Also on Tuesday, French Interior Minister Matthias Fekl confirmed the detention in Marseilles of two people suspected of preparing a terrorist attack during the final stage of the presidential race in France.

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