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Terrorism Back in Focus in French Election After Foiled Attack

  • Five main French presidential candidates to debate Monday
  • Army forces killed a gunman at Orly airport on Saturday

Terrorism returned to the forefront of the French presidential election on Sunday after a foiled attack at Orly airport. 

The assailant snatched a weapon from an officer in the south terminal on Saturday before being shot and killed by a special army patrol. The incident, which is being probed by an anti-terrorism prosecutor, prompted the candidates to address security in a country that’s seen multiple attacks in recent years.