France increasing security at public transport locations

PARIS (Reuters) – France is increasing security at public transport locations in Paris after an explosion killed at least nine people in a St. Petersburg metro tunnel on Monday, the interior ministry said.

Members of the Emergency services stand next to a helicopter outside Tekhnologicheskiy institut metro station in St. Petersburg, Russia April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ruslan Shamukov FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

“Following the events in the St. Petersburg metro, and as a precautionary measure, Interior Minister Matthias Fekl has decided to redeploy security means in public transport across the Paris region,” the ministry said in a statement.

“Amid an extremely high terrorism threat, the government continues to take measures to protect the French people.”

(Reporting by John Irish; editing by Michel Rose)

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