April 3, 2017 / 4:26 PM / 4 months ago

France reinforces Paris public transport security after Russia blast

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PARIS (Reuters) - France is increasing security at public transport locations in Paris after an explosion killed at least nine people in a St. Petersburg metro tunnel on Monday, the interior ministry said.

A police officer and members of the Emergency services are seen outside Tekhnologicheskiy Institut metro station in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 3, 2017.Ruslan Shamukov

"Following the events in the St. Petersburg metro, and as a precautionary measure, Interior Minister Matthias Fekl has decided to redeploy security means in public transport across the Paris region," the ministry said in a statement.

"Amid an extremely high terrorism threat, the government continues to take measures to protect the French people."

Reporting by John Irish; editing by Michel Rose

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