France’s interior minister comes under fire from opponents

France’s interior minister comes under fire from opponents - France’s interior minister has acknowledged that officials should have kept a closer eye on the Paris police employee who stabbed four colleagues to death last week, after investigators found evidence he had supported an extreme version of Islam. Castaner told TF1 television that “Obviously, there were failings,” but he said he would not resign over the matter as some rightwing opponents have said he should. Castaner has come under fire after initially claiming that Mickael Harpon, a 45-year-old computer expert at the Paris police headquarters, had never given the “slightest reason for alarm” ahead of Thursday’s attack.

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