French police arrest six ‘radical Islamists’ near Paris



Anti-terror police in France have arrested six people accused of belonging to a radical Islamist cell and preparing attacks in the country.

The suspects, aged 22 to 38, were arrested in the Paris region on Monday.

“They were planning to commit terrorist acts targeting well-known figures in France,” an unnamed source told the news agency Agence France Press.

France raised its domestic terror alert level after its intervention in Mali.

The members of the alleged Islamist cell include one man from Benin, another from the Comoros islands and four French nationals, AFP said.

All were previously known to police.

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