3 Arrested Over Paris Attacks

3 Arrested Over Paris Attacks 3 Arrested Over Paris Attacks

French police arrested two men and a woman on Tuesday in connection with deadly IS attacks on Paris last month and in January, judiciary officials said.

In a separate event that highlighted the knock-on impact of tensions over violence, a teacher who claimed to have been stabbed by a man on Monday acting in the name of Islamic State militants was hospitalized after admitting to police that he had invented the story, prosecutors said.

Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 attacks, has stated that teachers in France’s secular state-schooling system should be killed for promoting what it called the evils of secular life, music and drawing, Reuters reported.

France remains on top security alert since at least eight gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people at cafes, a concert hall and near a sports stadium in Paris on Nov. 13 - the deadliest attack on French soil since World War Two.

One of the two men arrested on Tuesday in Villiers-sur-Marne to the east of Paris was deemed a “peripheral” suspect in the investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks, judiciary sources said.