France 'clearly targeted' by IS, risks bomb attacks: intelligence chief

The head of France’s internal intelligence agency has warned that the country is “clearly targeted” by the Islamic State group which could launch a “terrorist campaign” of bombings in places where big crowds gather. DGSI agency chief Patrick Calvar made the comments at a hearing before a parliamentary committee on national defence on May 10, an account of which was made public on Wednesday. “We know that Daesh (Arabic acronym for IS) is planning new attacks — using fighters in the area, taking routes which facilitate access to our territory — and that France is clearly targeted,” Calvar said.

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