A spokesman for militant group Islamic State (ISIL) has
issued a statement urging the group’s followers to attack civilians in countries fighting to destroy the ultra-radical group.
In a recorded audio message, Abu Muhammad Al-Shami
suggested his henchmen should single out “the disbelieving American or Frenchman or any of their allies.” He indicated a variety of methods could be used if explosives or bullets were not available.
Bernard Cazeneuve, French Interior Minister, said France is taking all steps necessary to ensure the safety of its citizens.