Mysterious drones over Paris cause panic

Police spotted at least five drones flying over sensitive sites in Paris including the US embassy and the Eiffel Tower between one o’clock and six o’clock this morning.

The sightings raised fears in the French capital, still on maximum security alert seven weeks after three Islamist gunmen killed 17 people in a series of attacks.

Extra guards have been posted in Paris shopping malls following a threat to target them by al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based affiliate of al-Qaeda.