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France foils terror plot to decapitate army officer
Published: 16 Jul 2015 08:21 GMT+02:00
France has foiled a plan to attack the country’s military, the interior minister said Wednesday, as a source close to the investigation said the suspects had been planning a beheading.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters that four accused who had been planning “a terrorist act against French military facilities” were in custody of the country’s intelligence services, the DGSI.
Aged 16 to 23 and including a former member of the navy, they were arrested at dawn in different parts of the country, the minister said.
The news of the arrests followed a statement from President Francois Hollande, who said attacks had been thwarted in recent days.
“This week, we stopped terrorist attacks which could have taken place,” Hollande said on a visit to the coastal city of Marseille.