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Friday, March 22, 2019

France says ‘imminent’ church attack foiled in Paris

A French IT student has been arrested, for allegedly planning attacks on churches in France, the interior minister said Wednesday (Apr 22), some three months after Paris was hit by an extremist killing spree.

In a baffling series of events, the 24-year-old Franco-Algerian – known to intelligence services for wanting to fight in Syria alongside jihadists – was detained on Sunday in Paris after he himself called police over a bullet injury to his leg.

The suspect, the 24-year-old Franco-Algerian – known to intelligence services over comments on social networks expressing his desire to go and fight in Syria alongside jihadists. His DNA was later found in the car of a young mother from northern France who was found shot dead in mysterious circumstances over the weekend near Paris.

France is still on edge after deadly attacks in January on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and a Jewish food store left 17 people dead.

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