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French Interior Minister Castaner says That There were’failings’ in Tracking Paris knife attacker

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner stated there were definite”failings” tracking the guy who murdered four of his colleagues each week.

“There were failings since three guys and one girl are dead,” Castaner advised a French night news bulletin on TF1 Television Sunday.

Castaner advised TF1 on Sunday the attacker’s coworkers had warned authorities on July 2015 concerning the altercation, however, they chose not to submit a report on the incident.

France’s anti-terror prosecutor Jean-Fran├žois Ricard stated on Saturday the attacker at the Paris police officer had followed a”revolutionary vision of Islam”.

Reporting radicalization

He also told the radio channel that because 2013, 59 terror attacks are thwarted–three because the start of the year.

“Now in France, the possibility of terrorism remains high, therefore we will need to provide ourselves every way to tighten the sieve into the max,” Castaner explained.

In an interview printed in the Journal du Dimanche newspaper, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe declared the launching of two assignments to discover indications of radicalization – like one centered from the intelligence directorate of the police headquarters in which the attacker functioned.

“We must never accept any possible deficiencies and to always shut the cracks,” Philippe said.

French counter-terrorism steps have come under scrutiny from human rights groups who’ve stated that emergency forces, that were declared following the November 2015 strikes and later codified to a 2017 security legislation, were utilized to unjustly punish individuals.

Meanwhile, the Castaner is under stress from right-wing politicians to step after the assault happened in the center of the French capital with opposition parties calling it a”country scandal”.

He’s due to be contested in private from the intelligence delegation on Tuesday.