Paris mastermind linked to 4 of 6 French terror plots this year: Interior Minister

AFP , Thursday 19 Nov 2015

French Interior Minister
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve reads a document on terrorism as French Prime Minister Manuel Valls addresses the parliament at the national assembly in Paris, Thursday Nov.19, 2015. (Photo: AP)

Islamic State jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud, killed by French police in a raid in Paris, was implicated in four of six foiled attacks in France this year, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Thursday.

"Six attacks were avoided or foiled by the French services since spring 2015. Abaaoud was implicated in four of them," Cazeneuve told reporters, shortly after the jihadist's death was confirmed by the prosecutors' office. Abaaoud was considered the mastermind of Friday's attacks in Paris that left 129 dead.

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