Security experts fear 'European 9/11' in the coming year

Faced with an enemy that is happy to die and maximise civilian casualties, the challenge for France's security forces is to massively speed up response timesJust a week into the year, France has already been rattled by an attempted attack on a police station, but counter-terrorism officials have far graver fears for Europe in 2016. November’s attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed by Islamic State group jihadists, showed the trauma that could be caused by a group of men with Kalashnikov rifles, but experts fear it could be just the start. “Unfortunately, I think 2015 was nothing,” a counter-terrorism official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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