French Police Thwart Terror Attack

Police forces on patrol pass under the closed Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack the Islamic State group without mercy as the jihadist group claimed responsibility Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks on France since World War II. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

BELGRADE – French police have thwarted a terrorist attack over the weekend, the country’s interior minister said Monday.

Seven people of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin aged from 29 to 37 years old have been arrested in French cities of Marseille and Strasbourg on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.

Most of the suspects have been detained in Strasbourg, where one of the largest Christmas markets is due to open later this week. No information has been provided by the minister on the possible targets of the foiled attacks.

Since 2015, France has faced a number of deadly terrorist attacks.

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