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France: Hollande comments on IMF letter bomb attack and Grasse shooting01:33

France: Hollande comments on IMF letter bomb attack and Grasse shooting

France, Meymac
March 16, 2017 at 16:31 GMT +00:00 · Published

French President Francois Hollande confirmed that the state of emergency would remain in effect until 15 July, speaking from Meymac, on Thursday.

Hollande gave a brief statement hours after two violent incidents made the headlines in France, with an explosion at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices in Paris and a shooting at a high school in the southern French town of Grasse – both incidents resulted in injuries.

The French President condemned both incidents, vowing that “we shall remain extremely vigilant,” as investigations unfold.

Hollande added that even with the lack of evidence of terrorism, the events “justify the state of emergency”.

"I announced, and the Parliament was willing to follow my position and that of the government, that the state of emergency would last until July 15, so it will last until July 15," he said.

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French President Francois Hollande confirmed that the state of emergency would remain in effect until 15 July, speaking from Meymac, on Thursday.

Hollande gave a brief statement hours after two violent incidents made the headlines in France, with an explosion at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offices in Paris and a shooting at a high school in the southern French town of Grasse – both incidents resulted in injuries.

The French President condemned both incidents, vowing that “we shall remain extremely vigilant,” as investigations unfold.

Hollande added that even with the lack of evidence of terrorism, the events “justify the state of emergency”.

"I announced, and the Parliament was willing to follow my position and that of the government, that the state of emergency would last until July 15, so it will last until July 15," he said.