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French legislators urge intelligence overhaul after Paris terror attacks

worldpaper Updated: Jul 06, 2016, 08:05 IST

PARIS: A French inquiry into the terror attacks that rocked Paris in 2015 recommended the fusion of the country’s intelligence services after the “global failure” of the country’s myriad agencies. The parliamentary inquiry was set up in February to probe possible security failings in the run-up to two major terror attacks in Paris in 2015 that left 147 people dead. “The two big intelligence bosses admitted during their hearings that the 2015 attacks represent a ‘global intelligence failure’,” said Socialist lawmaker Sebastien Pietrasanta. France currently has six different intelligence units answering to the interior, defence and economy ministries. Lawmakers found these agencies had struggled to communicate about known Islamists.

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