A man was arrested and placed in pre-trial detention. The operation foiling an attack in France has highlighted the presence of explosives and poison manufacturing tutorials.
A new attack was foiled in France and two people were arrested , said Friday, May 18 the Minister of the Interior Gerard Collomb.
“The arrest took place in the XVIII arrondissement”, told AFP a source close to the investigation, noting that the two men “admits wanted take action.” After being held in police custody, Mohamed M. was brought before the public prosecutor’s office and indicted by the head of a criminal association in connection with a terrorist enterprise , according to a judicial source. He was remanded on Tuesday 15th May.
“The operation of his phone has highlighted the presence of explosives and poison manufacturing tutorials.”
Another individual, who is not his brother contrary to what was announced this Friday morning Gerard Collomb on BFM TV , was also arrested, and finally dismissed.
Un projet d’attentat a été déjoué et deux frères égyptiens interpellés, affirme Gérard Collomb pic.twitter.com/fRadmzU7Km
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The arrest of the two individuals took place Friday, May 11, on the eve of the knife attack in Paris by Khamzat Azimov, a Franco-Russian jihadist who killed one person and wounded five others in the Opera district.
On the evening of Thursday, a friend of the assailant, Abdul Hakim A., a 20-year-old Franco-Russian, was indicted for “criminal conspiracy to prepare crimes of personal injury”. Two young women, close to Abdul Hakim A., were also arrested in connection with the open criminal investigation, notably for assassination and assassination attempts in connection with a terrorist enterprise.
More than 50 attacks foiled since 2015
At the end of March, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that 51 attacks had been foiled since January 2015.
France swung into the era of jihadist violence in January 2015 during the attacks that targeted the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, a municipal policewoman in Montrouge and a kosher supermarket in Paris, and killed 17 people.
The Paris attack on Saturday has brought to 246 the number of people killed since the beginning of this wave of jihadist attacks in France.
The announcement comes nearly a week after the jihadist knife attack in Paris that killed one and wounded five.