This content is not available in your region

François Hollande warns threats remain

Access to the comments Comments
By Euronews
François Hollande warns threats remain

<p>French President François Hollande has warned that threats remain, despite the ongoing destruction of the Islamist militant network behind the Brussels and Paris attacks.</p> <p>“We know that there are other networks. Even if the one behind the attacks in Paris and Brussels is in the process of being wiped out, a threat continues to remain,” Hollande said.</p> <p>His comments came a day after a French national, identified as Reda Kricket, was arrested on suspicion of belonging to a militant network believed to be planning an imminent attack in France.</p> <p>The French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the arrest helped “foil a plot in France that was at an advanced stage.</p> <p>Kricket has, according to Cazeneuve, known ties to the perpetrators of this week’s Brussels bombings and last November’s attacks on the French capital.</p> <p>These ties include a connection to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the ringleader of the Paris attacks, who was killed in a shootout with French police days afterwards.</p> <p>Following Kricket’s arrest, the French counter-terrorism service also carried out a raid in Argenteuil, north of the capital.</p>