Update: The Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
Violent Islamists apparently demonstrate their civic pride by opening fire on crowds of infidels. France 24 has the details. It should be noted that French authorities were already pursuing terror cells throughout the country in the prelude to Sunday’s presidential election, the first to be held while under siege. An illuminating comment on the current state of affairs in France was made by a correspondent for the BBC, who observed that French intelligence and military forces believe there are too many Islamists-a little under 10,000 to be precise-to monitor each one individually.
Which raises the question: wouldn’t it be a more practical use of resources to prevent Islamists from settling in France in the first place? Just a thought.