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Danger of chemical attack - French PM
November 19, 2015, 12:50 pm

French PM Manuel Valls has warned that France could face chemical or biological attack from terror groups, as MPs debate extending the state of emergency after the Paris attacks. Belgian police are meanwhile raiding six properties in and around Brussels, linked to suspected Paris attackers Bilal Hadfi and Salah Abdeslam.

It remains unclear whether the suspected organiser of the attacks was killed in Wednesday's raid in Paris. Friday's attacks killed 129 people. Most of the Belgian raids are targeting properties in Jette and Molenbeek connected to Bilal Hadfi, a Frenchman living in Belgium who was one of the seven attackers killed in Paris, Belgian broadcaster RTBF reports. A further raid, at an address in the Brussels district of Laeken, is linked to Salah Abdeslam - a suspected attacker who is believed to be on the run - Belgian authorities told the BBC.

However, the raids had been planned for some time and were not part of the manhunt, the prosecutor's office told Belgian media. Mr. Valls was addressing the French parliament ahead of a vote to extend the state of emergency by three months.

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