Aug 20

Security was increased at the holy Christian shrine Lourdes, France

Security stepped up at holy Christian shrine in France to ward off terror threats:

SOLDIERS joined heavily-armed police, SWAT teams and bomb squad experts today in the face of a real and present Islamic threat to Lourdes, one the world’s holiest Christian shines.

Millions of pilgrims, many of whom are disabled, are drawn to the healing waters of the site in south west France every year where, in 1858, the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Saint Bernadette Soubirous.But the numbers swell on August 15 – the Catholic feast day of  the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

But intelligence gathering experts pinpointed a Muslim attack and French authorities have massively stepped up security measures to ward off any potential terror threats.

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