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Hollande extends the state of emergency three months in France

French President Francois Hollande, prolong the state of emergency, which was to expire on July 26, three months, and submitted to the vote of Parliament here next week, as announced in a speech to the nation this morning.


In it he said that "no one can deny the terrorist nature" of the bombing tonight with a truck in Nice, in which at least 80 people died, including "several children", and a score is in critical condition

Hollande "The whole of France is under the threat of Islamic terrorism", after having been in Paris last year, he said, in a clear allusion to possible attack jihadist character of Nice.

The president addressed a meeting of the ministerial crisis cell before meeting at the Elysee Palace with his Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, who will travel tomorrow to Nice after chairing a Council of Defense at 09.00 local time (07.00 GMT).

Among the short-term measures, in addition to the extension of the state of emergency, Hollande also announced that it will remain at a high level Operation Sentinel, which to mobilize 10,000 soldiers.

It also decided to "call the operational reserve" to reinforce the gendarmerie and the national police, especially border control.

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