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France Isn’t Ready to Prevent More Terror Attacks

Police gather at Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris on Jan. 8, 2015.
Police gather at Porte de Vincennes in eastern Paris on Jan. 8, 2015.Photographer: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

Two days after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the French on Friday faced the frightening realization that other armed terrorists are on the loose in their midst. Two hostage standoffs ended with police killing three suspects, including two suspected in this week’s Charlie Hebdo attack, and the death of four civilians. Shortly after, a member of al-Qaeda in Yemen took credit for the Hebdo attack.

“This is the worst attack in France in 50 years,” President François Hollande said. “We will do everything to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”