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Switzerland: Armed guards at UN site in Geneva as alert level is raised00:59

Switzerland: Armed guards at UN site in Geneva as alert level is raised

Switzerland, Geneva
December 10, 2015 at 02:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Security personnel armed with MP5 submachine guns could be seen guarding the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva as the city has been put on maximum security while officials hunt four people who are suspected of potentially being involved in the Paris attacks, Thursday. Reports indicate that armed police officers have also been deployed to other key sites including the city's airport and main train station.

A photograph of four men suspected of being members of the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) was reportedly being shown to all officers on patrol, Thursday, after a tip off from US intelligence agencies.

The investigation is being led by Swiss Attorney General Olivier Jornot, and First Prosecutor Yves Bertossa, according to an official press release.

Reports from Swiss newspaper Le Matin state that police arrested a terror suspect driving a grey Renault Clio with French number plates at around 13.15 local time (12.15 GMT), however it is unclear as to whether this is linked with the increased security or the Paris attacks at this stage.

At least 130 people were killed and more than 349 left injured, after gunmen carried out a series of coordinated attacks at six different locations across Paris, including the Bataclan theatre, on November 13. Dozens of other people were killed in attacks at the French national stadium and a string of popular bars and restaurants. IS claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Security personnel armed with MP5 submachine guns could be seen guarding the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva as the city has been put on maximum security while officials hunt four people who are suspected of potentially being involved in the Paris attacks, Thursday. Reports indicate that armed police officers have also been deployed to other key sites including the city's airport and main train station.

A photograph of four men suspected of being members of the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) was reportedly being shown to all officers on patrol, Thursday, after a tip off from US intelligence agencies.

The investigation is being led by Swiss Attorney General Olivier Jornot, and First Prosecutor Yves Bertossa, according to an official press release.

Reports from Swiss newspaper Le Matin state that police arrested a terror suspect driving a grey Renault Clio with French number plates at around 13.15 local time (12.15 GMT), however it is unclear as to whether this is linked with the increased security or the Paris attacks at this stage.

At least 130 people were killed and more than 349 left injured, after gunmen carried out a series of coordinated attacks at six different locations across Paris, including the Bataclan theatre, on November 13. Dozens of other people were killed in attacks at the French national stadium and a string of popular bars and restaurants. IS claimed responsibility for the attack.

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