The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says that the French must prepare for more attacks after Friday's macabre murder at a gas factory in Lyon.
- It is difficult for a society to live with the threat of attacks for years. The question is not whether there will be another attack, but when, says Valls.
It is the first time that someone has been beheaded by an extremist Islamists in France.
The 35-year-old father of three beheaded his own boss and impaled his head at the gas factory gate. The severed head was covered in Arabic writing. He then attempted to blow up the factory, without success.
The suspect, named as Yacine Sahli, was arrested, and it turned out that he was already known to French intelligence sources, the French president Francois Hollande said.
"The intent was without doubt to cause an explosion. It was a terrorist attack," he said.
"The attack was of a terrorist nature since a body was discovered, decapitated and with inscriptions."
French prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters on Friday that Salhi was "known to employees" at the factory.
He said Salhi entered the site with ease at the wheel of a delivery van, which he often drove to the Air Products gas and chemicals factory.
In April, prime minister Manuel Valls said no fewer than five attacks had been thwarted in the country since the Charlie Hebdo killings in January.
Mr Valls said "never has the threat been so high".
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