French minister: New National Guard to be 84,000-strong by 2019

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    Paris (dpa) - A new security force announced after the killing of a priest and other terrorist attacks in France will aim to have 84,000 personnel by 2019, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Wednesday.

    President Francois Hollande had originally announced the creation of the national guard force after two men claiming allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group carried out the deadly church attack in northern France.

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