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France's prime minister said Friday he was "open" to a temporary ban on foreign financing for mosque building, after a spate of attacks in the country claimed by jihadists.

Manuel Valls also admitted in an interview with the Le Monde daily it was a "failure" that one of the jihadists who attacked a church and killed a priest earlier this week had been released with an electronic tag pending trial.

Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve have come under fire for perceived security failings that have failed to prevent three major terror attacks in France in 18 months.


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