France: Chemical attack simulated at Nimes stadium ahead of Euro 201601:50

France: Chemical attack simulated at Nimes stadium ahead of Euro 2016

France, Nimes
March 18, 2016 at 04:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

France security forces simulated a scenario of a bomb attack in Nimes, Thursday, in preparation for this year's UEFA Euro 2016 football competetion hosted in France, with French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve attending the drill.

Police, gendarmerie, soldiers and emergency services organised drills on Thursday in the southern French city Nimes, simulating an emergency response to a 'dirty bomb' explosion containing toxic properties of chemical substances.

Cazeneuve told press that "Here in Nimes what we have wanted is to test in particular (a case) that concerns a chemical and bacteriological risk. Not that there is a real risk of this kind of an attack but we must - because the principal of precaution dictates it - envisage all hypotheses."

France remains on high alert following the November 2015 shootings, which resulted in 130 victims and 368 injured, when bars and restaurants in the Bastille area and the nearby Bataclan music venue were the target of a series of coordinated attacks by militants.

France: Chemical attack simulated at Nimes stadium ahead of Euro 201601:50
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France security forces simulated a scenario of a bomb attack in Nimes, Thursday, in preparation for this year's UEFA Euro 2016 football competetion hosted in France, with French Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve attending the drill.

Police, gendarmerie, soldiers and emergency services organised drills on Thursday in the southern French city Nimes, simulating an emergency response to a 'dirty bomb' explosion containing toxic properties of chemical substances.

Cazeneuve told press that "Here in Nimes what we have wanted is to test in particular (a case) that concerns a chemical and bacteriological risk. Not that there is a real risk of this kind of an attack but we must - because the principal of precaution dictates it - envisage all hypotheses."

France remains on high alert following the November 2015 shootings, which resulted in 130 victims and 368 injured, when bars and restaurants in the Bastille area and the nearby Bataclan music venue were the target of a series of coordinated attacks by militants.