Saturday 24 March 2018

French police stop 'terrorist attack' days before election

French policemen Photo: Benoit Tessier/Reuters
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Police have arrested two suspected radicals who were allegedly preparing an "imminent" attack in France as it prepares to vote this weekend in the first round of its presidential election.

French interior minister Matthias Fekl said at a brief news conference that the arrests took place in the southern city of Marseille.

He said those arrested were suspected of preparing an attack in the coming days.

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