French terror suspects 'were planning attack on Paris'
Five men arrested last weekend in raids in France were planning a terror attack next Thursday in Paris, according to the city's chief prosecutor.
Francois Molins said the suspects were receiving orders via encrypted mobile apps from a commander of the so-called Islamic State based in Iraq or Syria.
The raids, in Strasbourg and Marseille, also turned up automatic weapons.
French anti-terror police have now kept the men in custody without charge a day beyond the maximum period.
They are able to do so following a recent change to anti-terror laws.
Mr Molins said investigators had not... read more
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