Arrested Islamists suspected of planning attack in France

Three suspected Islamist militants arrested in southern France appeared to be planning an attack in the days ahead, the Paris prosecutor said on Monday, the anniversary of an al-Qaeda-inspired shooting that rocked France.


Police found weapons and explosives at the home of one of the suspects in the town of Marignane, near Marseille, and intercepted communications between the men, suggesting they were close to going into action, prosecutor Francois Molins said. The three men were taken in for questioning last week with a fourth man who was later released. (Reuters)