According to the French Ministry of the Interior, at least six terrorist attacks have been foiled by security forces so far in 2018. In addition, according to the Ministry, a total of 55 attacks have foiled since November 2013.
There has been a heightened terrorist threat across Europe in recent years, following a series of deadly attacks in major European cities, including in Barcelona, Paris, London, and Brussels. According to French government sources, some 1700 French citizens have traveled to Iraq and Syria to join militant organizations, such as the Islamic State (IS) group, since 2014.
Individuals in France are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for potential militant activity, and report all suspicious objects and behavior to the local authorities.
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