PM Valls: France Will Experience Further Terror Attacks

PARIS (Reuters) -
French President Francois Hollande (L) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls talk following a crisis meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 14, 2016, the day after a French police chief was fatally stabbed in front of his home in a Paris suburb late on Monday and his partner's body was found inside, killings the Islamic State's Amaq news agency said were carried out by the militant group. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
French President Francois Hollande (L) and Prime Minister Manuel Valls talk following a crisis meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday. (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer)

France is doing all it can to prevent terrorist attacks but there will be more of them, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday following this week’s murder of a policeman and his wife by a Muslim Frenchman who pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

Valls said that intelligence and police services had foiled 15 attacks since 2013 and were waging a non-stop battle to track down would-be terrorists.

“We need to tighten the net, and give police and intelligence services all the means they need, but we will witness further attacks,” he said on France Inter radio.

“More innocents will lose their lives,” he ominously predicted.