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9/11 inspired plane hijack attack foiled in France

French authorities  foiled a terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York City, the French Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

While speaking with a French TV channel Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said intelligence officers arrested a suspect last month who was inspired by the plane attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in September 2001.

The minister did not provide any further details in this regard




However, French Media have reported that  the suspect is aged under 30 and lived in the Hauts-de-Seine department, located west of central Paris. He was also reportedly considering carrying out the attack in another EU country, because France was under “too much surveillance”.

The minister added that France foiled 60 terror attacks since 2013.


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