French police thwart Islamic terror plot to behead senior military official
Published 17/07/2015 | 10:56
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.
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.