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French president holds security meeting amid summer tensions

FILE - Police approach the cab of a truck driven by Mohamed Lahouaiyej Bouhlel, a Tunisian who plowed through a crowded promenade, killing at least 84 people in Nice, France, in this July 14, 2016, file photo. Bouhlel’s family and neighbors say he was indifferent to religion, but French authorities have linked the attack to Islamic State. (NADER EL SHAFEI via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

FILE - Police approach the cab of a truck driven by Mohamed Lahouaiyej Bouhlel, a Tunisian who plowed through a crowded promenade, killing at least 84 people in Nice, France, in this July 14, 2016, file photo. Bouhlel’s family and neighbors say he was indifferent to religion, but French authorities have linked the attack to Islamic State. (NADER EL SHAFEI via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

France's president is holding a special security meeting amid a summer of tensions after deadly extremist attacks.

The defense minister and interior minister and other French security chiefs will discuss deployments of troops and police around France and military operations abroad at the meeting Wednesday. France has been under a state of emergency since attacks claimed by Islamic State in Paris in November killed 130, extended after a radical truck driver killed 85 in Nice.

Later Wednesday, President Francois Hollande visits the Vatican to meet Pope Francis and discuss an attack on a Catholic Church last month in northwest France, in which extremists slit a priest's throat.

Authorities are also concerned about religious tensions in Corsica after a weekend clash between local residents and beachgoers of North African descent.