Security Official: IS Plans Wave of Attacks in France

A judicial police officer works outside the Bataclan concert hall, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 in Paris. French President Francois Hollande said more than 120 people died Friday night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France's national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
A judicial police officer works outside the Bataclan hall, Nov. 14, 2015, a scene of one of the terror attacks across Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (Reuters) - Islamic State terrorists are gearing up for a “campaign of terrorist attacks” in France that are likely to see explosive devices placed around areas with large crowds, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency has warned.

The rare remarks by Patrick Calvar to the parliament’s defense committee came ahead of a major world event to be held in France and six months after terrorists killed 130 people in coordinated assaults across Paris.

“Clearly, France is the most threatened and we know that Daesh (Islamic State) is planning new attacks,” Calvar told the committee on May 10 in a transcript of his testimony released to the media on Thursday.