Four Islamists ‘planning attack’ arrested in Paris

Four people have been arrested in Paris on suspicion of planning a terror attack, according to French media reports.

The four were nabbed in the 18th arrondissement and the suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis in a pre-dawn raid, officials say, according to the BBC.

Security forces had been tracking the four, but feared an attack was imminent, according to reports.

The arrests come on the heels of a raid in Belgium linked to the November Paris attacks carried out by the Islamic State. One person was killed and two escaped after a shootout in Brussels Tuesday.

Prosecutors on Wednesday released without charges two men they held in the wake of the raid, leaving the hunt on for two suspects who have not been identified. Prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt says they “are being actively sought.”

— with AP

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