Paris attacks: New attacks being planned in France, elsewhere in Europe, says French PM

French security personnel near the Bataclan concert venue in Paris on Nov 15, 2015.
French security personnel near the Bataclan concert venue in Paris on Nov 15, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

PARIS (AFP) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Monday (Nov 16) that the authorities believe new terror attacks are being planned in France and other European countries following the carnage in Paris.

"We know that operations were being prepared and are still being prepared, not only against France but other European countries too," he said, adding that terrorism’ could hit again "in days or weeks to come".

France would be living with the threat of terror attacks “for a long time”, he said.

He said he was struck by the fact that young people had been targeted in Friday’s attacks on a concert hall, bars and restaurants, and outside the Stade de France stadium. The attacks left 129 people dead.  

“Once again the terrorists have attacked France, the French people, young people. Many young people are dead,” he said.