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France steps up security measures after 3 apparently unrelated attacks
France steps up security measures after 3 apparently unrelated attacks

France plans to deploy as many as 300 troops and increase patrols by police and gendarmes around the country after a series of attacks that left one person dead and more than 20 injured. The country was put on high alert after three apparently unrelated incidents in as many days. The soldiers and security forces will concentrate on areas where large numbers of people gather, including shopping malls and transport stations. Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced the measures after a crisis meeting Tuesday morning, during which it was said that one of the 10 victims of an attack in the western city of Nantes on Monday had died. The Nantes attack, in which a man drove his van into shoppers...

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