Five Russian citizens suspected of planning terrorist attacks were detained in the South of France.
According to the Direct Matin edition quoting the Prosecutor Yvon Calvet, all of them are Chechen. The detention was performed in the evening of Monday, January 19 at the city of Beziers (Hérault department). The Midi Libre edition notes that explosives were found during the search of the detainees. The investigation is conducted by the judicial police of Montpellier and the Anti-Terrorist Department of the French police. BFMTV TV channel specifies that the age of the detainees is from 24 to 37 years. It is still unknown whether terrorist attacks were planned on the French territory or abroad. As the representative of the Russian Embassy in Paris reported to RIA Novosti, the diplomatic agency currently has no information about the detention of the Russians.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina