Police have broken up a terror ring plotting an attack in France after arresting seven individuals in Strasbourg and Marseille, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
The weekend arrests of seven suspects -- of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin -- "enabled us to prevent a long-planned terror attack on our soil," Cazeneuve told a televised news conference.
Cazeneuve didn't identify the target of the planned attack.
The arrests came five days before the opening of the famed Christmas market in Strasbourg, which attracts tourists from across Europe and was the target of a failed extremist plot in 2000.
Cazeneuve said 43 people have been arrested in November alone as part of anti-terror operations following deadly Daesh terrorist attacks on France over the past two years.