France foiled suspected IS group plot directed from abroad: Prosecutor
AFP, , Friday 25 Nov 2016


A group of suspected extremists arrested last weekend in France were supporters of Islamic State group, who were preparing an attack in the Paris area that was being directed from "the Iraqi-Syrian region," a prosecutor said Friday.

Public prosecutor Francois Molins said police had found automatic weapons after raids in Strasbourg and Marseille and the group was planning to strike in the Paris area on December 1.

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