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Gas tanks found in 'suspicious car' near Notre Dame in Paris

The country has been under emergency rule since militant gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people in Paris in November. Photograph: (Reuters)

Others Paris, France Sep 07, 2016, 01.13 PM (IST)
An anti-terror investigation has been launched in Paris following the discovery of a suspicious vehicle containing seven gas cylinders near the Norte Dame cathedral on Sunday.

The Peugeot 607 without a number plate contained no explosives or detonators, the Telegraph reported today.

Media reports suggested that an empty canister was found in the back of the car and six full ones in the boot.

Local media reported that a couple is being questioned by the French domestic intelligence agents.

Paris has been on an alert since the November 13 attacks that killed 130 people here.

The French intelligence services have been recently warning about the threat of car bombings.

Patrick Calvar, head of France's intelligence service had said that he was convinced that the Islamic State would "move to the booby-trapped cars stage and explosive devices and that will move up the scale in this way".

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls too warned, saying that the terror threat had “never been so high".

(WION)
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