: French security drills prepare forces for potential Euro2016 attacks
Society10:16 Apr. 5, 2016
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French security drills prepare forces for potential Euro2016 attacks

The city will host five matches at the tournament, four in the group stages and a quarter-final

The southwestern French city of Bordeaux conducted an anti-terrorism drill on Monday evening as it prepares for the UEFA Euro 2016, scheduled to begin this June.

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More than 500 policemen, firefighters and health workers took part in the mock terrorist attack. The drill took place in the second largest city square in the European Union which will be used as an outdoor zone for fans during Euro 2016.  

The two-hour drill involved a mock attack in the square's "fan zone" launched by two groups of "terrorists."

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