Assassinations of "chemical or bacteriological weapons" are not excluded in France, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday, calling for an extension of the state of emergency for three months on the entire French territory in front of the National Assembly.
Asked by the National Assembly that the state of emergency would be prolonged by the end of February, Valls considered it possible to "assassinate" chemical or bacteriological weapons in France.
"There may be a risk of chemical or bacteriological weapons," he said. "There is nothing to rule out today".
"We are in war. Not in a war of what our history is tragically accustomed to. No, this is a new war - external and internal - where terror is the first goal and the first weapon, "he said.
On extending the state of emergency after receiving the support of the National Assembly, the Senate should vote on Friday before its final adoption.
The extraordinary situation allows the police to extend their powers, among other French police officers would be allowed to carry arms and when they are not in a position to protect themselves and other civilians.
The fate of the wanted Abdelahima Abauda, the alleged brain of the assassination in Paris, remains uncertain on Thursday, the day after the police arrive in the Saint-Denis quarter.
Among those arrested were neither Abdelhamid Abaud nor Salah Abdeslam, the key suspects. Investigators now need to identify at least two bodies found at the site of the attack.