A knife attack killed three people in Nice, October 29, 2020. -

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The vigipirate plan is brought to the "emergency attack" level throughout the national territory after the knife attack in Nice, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Thursday before the National Assembly, specifying that a defense council would have held Friday morning.

The “emergency attack” level can be set up following an attack and allows the mobilization of exceptional resources.

The head of government denounced an "attack as cowardly as it is barbaric which mourns the whole country", after the knife attack Thursday against a basilica in the heart of Nice which left three dead, including a sacristan.

In this context, Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior, asked in a statement addressed to the prefects that

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was able to consult, to immediately strengthen the surveillance of places of worship and cemeteries, on the eve of the All Saints' Day celebrations. .


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