10 far-right terrorists arrested in France over suspected plot to kill Muslim politicians

Published 17.10.2017 19:20
Updated 17.10.2017 20:31
French police standing guard outside of a commercial center (Reuters Photo)
French police standing guard outside of a commercial center (Reuters Photo)

Ten suspected far-right terrorists have been arrested in Paris for plotting to kill Muslim politicians and attack places of worship, French television network M6 said late Tuesday.

According to the channel, 10 men aged from 17 to 25 were arrested in Seine-Saint-Denis and in the vicinity of Marseille.

Nine of the suspects had reportedly been arrested in the morning and the tenth was apprehended later in the evening. Russian network Sputnik said in a piece that judicial sources said the suspects have been placed under custody.

French newswire AFP also confirmed the report, quoting the Le Monde newspaper that the investigation was based on far-right "activism."

It also reported that one of the suspects was a woman,and the ten are suspected of links to Logan Alexandre Nisin, a former militant of the far-right group Action Francaise Provence who was arrested in June, the source said.

Another source named the targeted politicians as government spokesman Christophe Castaner and radical left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon.

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