Four teenagers have been arrested by French police while they were planning a terrorist attack in Paris.
14 febrero, 2017
On Friday 10th of February, French police arrested four people, three men and a 16-year-old woman, suspicious of planning a suicide attack in Paris.
According to Sky News, all of them were arrested in the southern French city called Montpellier. Apparently, the young people were going to activate the explosive belt in one of the most visited touristic areas of the French capital.
According to the french police sources, the four suspects were arrested after buying acetone, which they may have used on preparing an explosive device to realize a frustrated planned attack. Between them, the 16-year-old girl who has been watched out in social networks, after expressing a wish to travel to the Syria and Iraq, defeat them and attack France. All four were suspicious on plannig an attack and were under surveillance by french authorities.
The french police raided a house where the four teenagers were arrested and they found explosive material, computers and other equipment. In particular, agents of the anti-terrorist group found 70 grams of TATP, a powerful explosive, but also one liter of acetone, another one of hydrogen peroxide and another one of sulfuric acid, material that can be used to make explosives, informs BFMTV. These explosives are known as “Mother of Satan” and were used in the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels and in bombing in London in 2005.
The arrested teenagers may remain in provisional detention for 96 hours, before they will be presented to a judge who will determine their possible accusation. The arrests came a week after a 29- year- old Egyptian, Abdallah el-Hamahmy attacked a French soldier in gallery of the Louvre in Paris, while he was screaming “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest), however he refused that it was an attack and said, that he only wanted to make a pacific sign and show his opposition to bombarding Syria by France.
A new meassure that was taken a few days ago, to counter the continuous attemps of attacks is the construction of a wall around the Eiffel tower. According to the diary “Le Parisienne”, the French Government its planning to shield the Eiffel Tower with a 2.50-meter-high bullet-proof glass wall that will surround the french main momnument this autumn to reinforce the safety.
François Martins, deputy of Tourism of the mayor, the socialist Anne Hidalgo, said that “The terrorist risk remains high in Paris and the most exposed points, such as the Eiffel Tower, must be subject to specific security measures.”
Juan Alejandro Garcia de la Vega Lapique
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