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5 terrorist plots foiled on French Riviera since Nice attack

A number of planned terrorist attacks on sporting events, schools and religious sites on the French Riviera have been foiled since the tragedy in Nice in which 86 people were killed in July, a French prosecutor has said.

Authorities in France thwarted as many as five cases of terrorist plots that sought to target various sites, Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said in a documentary titled ‘Deradicalized’ to be shown on France 3.

“Several cases have been passed on to the anti-terrorism prosecutor in Paris. It was about religious sites, during certain celebrations, sporting events, stadiums, schools,” said Pretre.

The foiled attacks involved “people who started to articulate things that are rather precise about a type of target or even a specific target,”the prosecutor was quoted as saying. – READ MORE

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