ISIS to target EU nations, French interior minister

'Thwarting attacks daily'; summit 29/8 in Paris

26 August, 11:37

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, AUGUST 26 - European Union countries are a target for the Islamic State (ISIS) and attacks are being thwarted daily in France, according to the country's interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

    The minister was speaking on the France Inter radio station on Wednesday morning. ''What we can say,'' he said in discussing the recent Amsterdam-Paris train attack, ''is that there is a link between this organization and those that are committing crimes.'' ''We thwart attacks every day,'' Cazeneuve said, ''and we systematically see that there are links'' with ISIS. ''We have brought in a law on the secret services to prevent terrorist acts that will be applied in a few weeks,'' he added, ''and we've multiplied security measures within the current context of unprecedented risk.'' Cazeneuve announced that EU interior and transport ministers would be meeting on Saturday in Paris for a summit at which ''we will see whether it will be possible to be even more effective.

    We will speak about concrete measures,'' he said. ''We will see whether it is possible to set up simultaneous checks in EU nations'' for train security, he added. (ANSAmed).

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