, Dec 8 () –
French security forces detained two young men suspected of planning knife attacks during Christmas at the end of November, in particular stabbing pedestrians in particularly crowded places, according to judicial sources cited by various French media as ‘Le Parisien’.
The two suspects, aged 23, were arrested in the towns of Meaux and Pecq and were brought to justice on December 3, within the framework of an investigation undertaken by the Antiterrorist Prosecutor’s Office and whose executing arm has been the General Directorate of Security. Interior (DGSI).
Among the targets set for taking action were shopping malls, universities or busy streets and at least one of the detainees has already acknowledged the facts against him. The authorities have located in his home propaganda of the terrorist group Islamic State and suspect that he had assumed that he would be killed by the police.
The other suspect, who was already sentenced in 2019 by a juvenile court to four years in prison, has recognized his admiration for the Islamic State, but has denied that he had a violent plan in mind, according to judicial sources cited by the Europe1 radio station.