Terrorists targeted Eiffel Tower, Louvre

July 10, 2014 3:50 AM

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Terrorists targeted Eiffel Tower, Louvre

France stopped a terrorist plot targeting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre art museum and a nuclear power plant, it was revealed Wednesday as French authorities announced new measures for combating terrorism.

French police discovered the plot after decoding messages between a 29-year-old Algerian butcher living in southern France, referred to as Ali M by French authorities, and a man known to be one of the highest-ranking members of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) The Telegraph of London reported.

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