4 NABBED IN PARIS FOR PLANNING IMMINENT ATTACK
French anti-terrorism police arrested four Islamist radicals, on Wednesday 03/16/2016, on suspicion they were planning an imminent attack in central Paris, the local TF1 television said.
Three men and one women were arrested at dawn in Paris and the nearby northern suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis. Security forces had files on four of them for their Islamist ties, TF1 said on its website.
Police also seized an unused cartridge for an automatic rifle and computer equipment, TF1 said.
Prosecutors were not immediately available for comment. Police had no immediate comment. It is not clear if the arrests are related to Thursday’s Brussels failed raid.
the suspects are said to include two French brothers of Turkish origin, referred to as ‘Aytac and Ercan B.’ as well as ‘E. Youssef’, who TF1 reports is an Islamist well known to counter-terrorist services, from Algerian descent He was arrested with a female companion
Police already arrested E. Youssef, 28, at Saint-Etienne airport with two accomplices in 2014, on charges that they were planning to travel to Syria to fight as terrorists as they were preparing to leave to wage jihad in Syria, TF1 said.
He was released from the prison in10/2015 and kept under house arrest since 02/29/2016 under France’s new state of emergency, which was brought in in the wake of the 11/2015 Paris Carnage .
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