Friday, March 18, 2016

Paris Arrests Four Suspected of Plotting Attacks

French soldiers patrol outside Notre Dame.

French authorities have arrested four people in and around Paris in connection with a possible new plot to attack the country.

Three men and a woman were detained at dawn on Wednesday in Paris’ 18th arrondissement and the nearby Seine-Saint-Denis. One of those arrested could have links to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Syria, according to French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, who denied that an attack against France was imminent.

France has been on high alert since attacks in the capital on November 13, when a series of shootings and suicide bombings in Paris resulted in 130 people being killed. One of the suspects from the attacks, Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam, remains on the run from authorities more than four months after the atrocities, which were claimed by ISIS.

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