Police chief: Threat of attack on France hits peak

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 22, 2010 13:08

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

PARIS — Police say the threat of a terrorist attack on French soil is at its highest as authorities suspect al-Qaida's North African affiliate may be plotting a conventional bomb attack on a crowded target.

National police director Frederic Pechenard told Europe-1 radio, however, that reports of a female suicide bomber planning a Sept. 16 attack on the Paris Metro were "not so credible."

But he said Wednesday the threat level has reached a "peak" and that al-Qaida's North African branch poses the most serious threat, though the group is not thought to have the means for a nuclear or biological attack.

Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for last week's abduction of seven people, including five French nationals, in northern Niger.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

By REUTERS