French police on Tuesday arrested three men suspected of planning a terror attack in raids in the Paris area, Marseille and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand, legal sources said.

 

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In Clermont-Ferrand, a bomb-disposal operation was called in to sweep the home of a 37-year-old suspect for explosives, a source said.

 

“The suspects had a plot that was sufficiently advanced for the police to decide to arrest them,” another source said.

 

The raids were ordered by anti-terrorism prosecutors in Paris, according to a judicial source.

 

 

 

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