5 Detained & Weapons Seized In French Anti-Terror Raids


Paris: French Anti-Terror Police on Tuesday arrested four men and one woman and seized weapons in raids days before the presidential election run-off.

Some of the arrests were made in northern France, with two pistols and two machine guns found during one of the raids, sources said.

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The suspects were in touch on the social media and some of their messages made authorities fear they were planning violent acts.

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The arrests come nearly two weeks after a terrorist shot and killed a policeman on the Champs Elysees in Paris before being killed by police gunfire.

In a bid to pick its next President, France goes to vote on Sunday, with polling stations under high security after more than 230 people were killed in a string of attacks in the country since January 2015.