Schoolboy, 15, is arrested in France on suspicion of planning an ‘imminent’ attack on Paris in the second ISIS-related plot discovered in a week
A car loaded with gas canisters was found near Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (pictured)
- A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by French police after planning attack
- The youngster was suspected of preparing an attack on the French capital
- He has been placed under house arrest, a judicial source has revealed
- It comes after a different ISIS-inspired plot was foiled last week
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of planning an ‘imminent’ attack on Paris – the second ISIS-related plot foiled in France in one week.
The youngster was suspected of preparing ‘violent action’ on the French capital, according two two judicial sources.
He has been placed under house arrest after he was thought to be planning an attack in a public place in Paris, one of the sources said.
Last Sunday, a car loaded with gas cylinders was found near Notre Dame Cathedral which resulted in the discovery of a plot to attack a Paris railway station under the direction of Islamic State.
Seven people, including four women, were arrested.
Meanwhile, the second judicial source added that the boy had been in contact with suspected French Islamist militant Rashid Kassim.
They said that Kassim also guided one of the women arrested last week in the plot to attack a train station in Paris.
French newspaper Le Monde reported that Kassim is in Syria and has used Telegram, the messaging service, to call for more attacks in France.