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Nov 25, 2016 10:21 AM

Paris prosecutor: 5 arrested for planning terror attack under orders from Islamic State

The Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutor Francois Molins says that five men arrested recently in two French cities were planning a terror attack in France as early as next week, and that they were receiving their orders from an Islamic State group member based in Iraq or Syria.

Molins spoke to reporters Friday, the day after anti-terrorism authorities took the unusual step of holding the men in custody without charge beyond the normal maximum period, relying on a recent anti-terrorism measure.

The five were arrested on Sunday in Strasbourg and Marseille.

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