French intelligence services thwart ‘9-11-style terror attack’


terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York has been foiled by the French intelligence services.

One person is being held in custody in France on preliminary terrorism charges after apparently planning a September 11-style plane hijacking and attack.

According to French paper Le Parisien, the suspect was looking for a weapon to hijack a plane.

Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on France-2 television on Thursday night that the person was arrested on 26 September while “in the process of planning” such an attack.

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Source: The Independent