A suspected ISIS terror plot has been foiled in France with the arrest of seven suspected jihadis in Strasbourg and Marseille, authorities have said.
The suspects are aged between 29 and 37 years old and of French, Moroccan and Afghan nationalities.
A Moroccan man was previously reported to French security services by a partner country but the other six were unknown to intelligence agencies.
The public prosecutor in Paris has started an investigation to establish the suspects’ roles and whether their plan was a single attack or coordinated strikes on several sites across the country.
The group’s “nervousness” as they awaited a weapons delivery reportedly sparked their arrests as the risk from the plot increased.
418 terror suspects have been arrested since the start of this year, with 43 arrests this month alone, preventing other planned attacks.