What we know about the Paris attacks
By Lauren DucaAUSTRALIA—After nearly a decade in Paris, police officers and security guards are finding themselves caught in a dangerous new world as they attempt to protect a world that has been transformed by a series of attacks.
Key points:The Paris attacks, in which 13 people were killed and dozens injured, have been a stark reminder of the risk posed by homegrown extremists.
They’re also one of the most severe in Europe since the start of the century.
More than 2,000 police officers have been deployed in the capital, which has seen nearly 600 mass shootings and more than 500 bombings in the past three years.
Police officers and their families are struggling to cope with the daily grind of policing and the new responsibilities of working alongside police and security forces.
They’ve been called on to carry out security checks, make arrests and handle all sorts of tasks, from patrolling streets to investigating crimes.
“It’s a whole new world for people, and it’s a very dangerous place,” said Cpl Andrew Lees, who was deployed to the capital last month.
“I know it sounds crazy, but there’s a lot of people who are going through the same things I’m going through.”
While Paris remains one of Europe’s most dangerous cities, the situation is far from ideal.
It’s not easy to live here.
You have to wear the right clothes to work, and you have to use a public toilet.
It takes a lot to live in Paris.
It’s very much like a jungle.
I had to take off my protective gear and wear a mask and a bulletproof vest.
There’s a danger that I’m not going to be able to protect myself in the future.
We are a very small country.
The number of people working here is about 20 times what it was before.
And we are getting older.
I think there are going to come a time where we are not able to do this job anymore, or there will be a time when we can’t do it anymore.
Cpl Lees is one of many officers in France who have had to adapt to a new world after the Paris terror attacks.
“The police force has been through a lot over the years, and they’ve seen it all, and a lot is new,” said Officer Chris Williams, a specialist on security in the South African police force.
“There’s not a lot that we can do to adapt, because the environment we are in now is a completely different one to the one we had 20 years ago.”
We are dealing with a lot more information and we have to be very careful.
“It’s been difficult for the people who have been in uniform to deal with the pressures of the job.
They’re not used to having to deal in an environment where they have to put themselves at risk, but that’s the job, and we’ve had to deal it, said Officer Daniel de la Cruz.
He’s also one who has had to adjust to working with the new security measures, which have been rolled out in a number of areas of the city.
Police are still trying to identify who was responsible for the attacks in Paris but they’re confident they’ll be able identify a group responsible within a week.”
I think there’s probably a good chance that this is an international or internationalized group, and that means that we’re going to have to get to grips with some of the international elements,” he said.
The attacks were carried out in coordinated attacks.
They were carried by four gunmen, one of whom had been arrested.
Police say that the attack took place on November 13, when two men opened fire in the Stade de France stadium, where France hosted the 2022 World Cup.
Police said the attackers then killed three people, including a policeman, before escaping in a car.
A week later, another gunman opened fire at a concert by French singer Bebe Rexha in the city’s historic centre.
Two of the attackers were killed.
The attacks, which were linked to the group that carried out the Paris assaults, have sparked a renewed debate about what kind of protection the French police should be expected to provide in the wake of the attacks.
The attack in Paris was carried out by a man who was known to police, but police have said there’s no evidence to suggest he was involved in the attacks themselves.
Paris has been a key target for Islamic State militants since the French-born jihadist group seized control of the French capital in 2015.
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The men had been seen on CCTV with a rifle in the car.
They had been identified by an intelligence tip.
Two of them had been