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French Teen Terror Attack Suspect Arrested

French Teen Terror Attack Suspect ArrestedFrench Teen Terror Attack Suspect Arrested

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Paris suspected of preparing imminent “violent action”, two judicial sources said, the second alleged plot with links to the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group discovered in France this week. On September 4, a car loaded with gas cylinders was found near Notre Dame Cathedral alongside jerry cans of diesel, leading to the discovery of a plot to attack a Paris train station under the direction of the IS group. Seven people, including four women, were arrested, France24 reported. The boy had been under house arrest since France declared a state emergency after the November 13, 2015, attacks in Paris in which IS group militants killed 130 people, two sources said on condition of anonymity. They did not say why he was under house arrest. His arrest on Saturday came as he was planning an attack in a public place in the French capital, one of the sources said. The police suspect him of plotting “to attack France in response to calls from Syria”, one of the sources said. Investigators are looking into calls made by a French member of the IS group, Rashid K., for supporters of the group to strike French targets.

 

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