Four people suspected of preparing an attack were arrested in Montpellier on Friday morning by the Sub-directorate anti-terrorism. The suspects are aged from 16 to 33 years, one of them would have planned to ” blow themselves up “.
” The four suspects have been arrested after they had purchased acetone “, that can be used in the manufacture of an explosive device. Four people – three men and a young girl, suspected to plan a suicide attack on a tourist site in Paris, were arrested in Montpellier and in the surroundings, a-t-on learned Friday from sources in judicial and police matters.
a Few tens of grams of TATP, a very powerful explosive, as well as the equipment which allows to manufacture have been found in the home of a young man of 22 years known for its radicalization and the boyfriend of the 16 year-old girl converted to islam, and she is also known for its radicalization.
A ” project terrorist attack foiled “
” investigators believe that a passage to the act was expected, but it is not known where and how “, said a source close to the folder. “ The will to act and to make several explosive devices seems to be materialized “, said a police source, welcoming a ” project attack foiled “.
” The four suspects, ages 16, 20, 26 and 33 years, were arrested after they had purchased acetone “, that can be used in the manufacture of an explosive device, explained a police source.
Project, ” imminent “
Among them, a young girl of 16 years had been marked on the social networks, after you have expressed the desire to leave in a zone of the syro-iraqi or otherwise to hit France. “ to one of his mentors was one of the objectives of the Directorate-general of internal security (ISB) “, added the police source.
According to the first items available to investigators, this man, aged 20, was planning to ” explode “, has completed the source.
According to the minister of the Social Bruno Le Roux, the project of attack was ” imminent “. It would have taken place on French soil.
hydrogen peroxide, syringes and gloves
During the searches, the TATP – an explosive craft powerful but very unstable, prized jihadists – as well as acetone, hydrogen peroxide, syringes, and protective gloves have been discovered, said a justice source.
France, under the regime of a state of emergency since the attacks of jihadist 2015 and 2016, still faces a terrorist threat very high. Last Friday, an Egyptian 29-year-old had attacked him with a machete in each hand, military personnel at the carrousel du Louvre in Paris, shouting ” Allah Akbar “.
many Of the attacks, or projects that have been foiled since the beginning of 2015. On the 13th of December last, the minister of the Interior Bruno Le Roux had been reported in ” no less than 13 attempts involving thirty or more people “, including women and minors, since the attack in Nice, July 14.
The TATP, a powerful but unstable
Discovered in the XIXTHe century by a German chemist, TATP is very powerful, even in small quantities. Very unstable, the white crystals that make it up are likely to explode at the slightest spark or under too much heat. They were dubbed ” mother of Satan “ by the insurgents palestinians who have used it in the 1980s.
that was Used during the terrorist attacks of 2005 in London, the attacks of November 13, in Paris and in a series of terrorist attacks foiled in Europe since 2007, the TATP appears as the explosive for the election of the ARS.
Unlike the combat weapons used in the attack of 13 November, it does not allow the security services of the european track the activities of potential attackers, because its components can be purchased freely in diy stores or pharmacies.
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