Wednesday 7 December 2016

French police thwart Islamic terror plot to behead senior military official

Published 17/07/2015 | 10:56

French police move in after the Charlie Hebdo massacre
French police move in after the Charlie Hebdo massacre

A thwarted attack on military targets in France attempted by three suspects currently in detention followed an order made by a Syria-based member of Islamic State, French prosecutors said today.

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It said the three suspects were now being investigated on charges of preparing a terrorist act.

French authorities said this week they had arrested individuals suspected of preparing an attack in January 2016 involving the beheading of a senior military official in the south of France.

It is believed the attack was being planned to coincide with the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack.

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