French police arrest five Chechens suspected of preparing attack

January 20, 2015 3:05 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) - Police arrested five Chechens in southern France on suspicion of preparing an attack, a police source said on Tuesday, nearly two weeks after Islamist militants killed 17 people during three days of violence in the French capital.

The source said four of them were arrested in Montpellier or nearby, and a fifth in Beziers. Midi Libre newspaper reported a cache of explosives was found during police searches.

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