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France deploys 10,000 troops to boost security

Published:Monday | January 12, 2015 | 12:32 PM

France is mobilising 10,000 troops to boost security after last week's deadly attacks, and will send thousands of police to protect Jewish schools.

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says troops would be in place from tomorrow evening in sensitive areas.

It is the first time troops have been deployed within France on such a scale.

Seventeen people were killed in Paris last week in attacks at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, on a police officer, and at a kosher supermarket.

Yesterday, an estimated 3.7 million people took to the streets to show solidarity with the victims, including 1.5 million people in Paris.

President Francois Hollande ordered the deployment of troops during a crisis meeting with top officials early this morning.


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