Five Russians detained in France on suspicion of planning terrorist attack
MOSCOW, January 20 (RAPSI) – Five Russian nationals were arrested in France on Tuesday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack, the BFMTV channel reported, citing French prosecutor Yvon Calvet.
According to the media, the arrested individuals come from the Russian region of Chechnya, North Caucasus, and are aged between 24 and 37 years. The site of the arrest is now being searched.
The latest series of terrorist attacks began in France on January 7 with an attack on the editorial offices of the satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo. Over the next three days, 17 people were killed, three of them police officers. On January 9, three terrorists were killed during police operations.
Soon afterward, the European Union’s law enforcement agency, Europol, warned of the threat of new terrorist attacks in Europe. The most probable targets are Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK.