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Suspects wanted to behead officer

Three suspects arrested this week in a plot to attack a French military base had planned to decapitate an officer and film the scene, a judicial official has said.

The hilltop Fort Bear, overlooking the Mediter- ranean, which is used for training by commandos, was the target location, said the officia, who was not authorised to speak publicly about the case.

The arrests injected a new dose of tension into a nation already on edge over terror threats.