Terrorism in France

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French police arrested five suspects in anti-terrorism raids during the week 

Five men have been arrested and multiple weapons seized in anti-terrorist raids carried out in France during the week, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. The suspects, who ranged in age from 18 to 24, were rounded up Tuesday near the Normandy city of Rouen, in Villeneuve d’Ascq near Lille in northern France, and in …

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Man shot dead after attacking soldier at Paris Orly Airport

French-born national Ziyed Ben Belgacem was shot dead after he attempted to snatch a military policewoman’s gun inside the French capital’s main airport this morning, at about 8.30am. Investigators are still trying to understand what motivated Saturday’s assault by 39-year-old Ziyed Ben Belgacem, which led to a major security scare and the temporary closure of …

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Teenage girl charged for plotting terrorist attack

A teenage girl, 16, is among three people charged over plans to carry out an “imminent terror attack” in France after police reportedly found explosives in a flat. According to reports, the group was arrested in Montpelier, on Friday on suspicion of planning an “explosive belt” attack in an area popular with tourists. They were …

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French Police Foiled A Terror Attack After Arresting 7 Suspects

Seven people have been arrested after a planned terror attack was foiled in France, the country’s interior minister has said. The suspects – of French, Moroccan, and Afghan origin and aged between 29 and 37 years old – were detained in the southern port city of Marseille and the eastern city of Strasbourg overnight on Saturday and Sunday. …

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Bulgaria detains French terrorism suspect

Bulgaria has detained a French citizen suspected of links to terrorism on Paris’s request after he tried to cross into Turkey, according to the Bulgarian prosecutors’ office. The French authorities demanded the detention of 18-year-old Clement Michel after he breached a restriction to leave France, the prosecutors’ office spokeswoman Rumiana Arnaudova said. Le Figaro newspaper and …

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Several terrorist attacks foiled in France’s Nice since July carnage

Several terrorist attacks have been foiled in the French city of Nice since July’s deadly attack killed dozens of people in the French Riviera city,  according to Nice Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre. Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre commented that “there are several cases that have been passed on to the Paris prosecutors’ office counter-terrorism department” during an interview …

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