Explosives stolen from army base

Explosives, 180 detonators and around 40 grenades have been stolen from an army base in the southern French town of Miramas, near Marseille.

France had already heightened security after a suspected Islamist beheaded his boss and tried to blow up a gas plant near Lyon last month. Six months earlier, gunmen killed 17 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Jewish food store in Paris.

The Marseille prosecution office has begun investigating the theft.