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French troops patrol after attacks in Nantes, Dijon and Tours

France is to step up police and military patrols in areas frequented by the public following recent attacks, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said.

He said up to 300 soldiers would be deployed around the country to boost security over the Christmas period.

The attacks, seemingly unrelated, in Nantes, Dijon and Tours have left more than 20 people injured.

One person injured in Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Nantes has been declared clinically dead.

Hugh Schofield reports.

  • 23 Dec 2014
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