May 1, 2019
Following the arrest of four radical Islamic extremists on Friday, French authorities have now halted five radical Islamic terror attacks in the first four months of 2019.
The four individuals arrested remain in custody and are said to have been plotting to murder French police officers. One of the group, who is under the age of 18, was previously sentenced for trying to join the Islamic State in Syria, France Soir reports.
Investigators say that the four men had already drawn up plans for the attacks and had wanted them to coincide with the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan which begins next month.
The plot joins four more that have been halted by French police this year, such as one that was stopped in March after the arrest of two 20-year-old men who were believed to have been plotting to attack a kindergarten, take some of the children and staff hostage, and then attack police officers who arrived on the scene.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:05 am