French minister warns of continued threat after 2 police die


PARIS (AP) — French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has denounced what he called “an abject terrorist act” after an attacker killed a police officer outside Paris, and says that more than 100 people seen as potential threats have been arrested in recent weeks.

Cazeneuve said Tuesday after an emergency meeting with President Francois Hollande and other senior officials that the threat of extremist attacks remains high in France, Europe and the West.

He gave no details about Monday’s attack in the Paris suburb of Magnanville. The couple’s 3-year-old son was unharmed.

French anti-terrorism prosecutors are investigating the attack. The Islamic State’s Amaq news agency cited an unnamed “source” as saying an IS fighter carried out the attack, but the extremist jihadist group has not officially claimed responsibility.