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French Police Smash Neo-Nazi Cell for Plotting Attacks in Places of Worship

French Police Smash Neo-Nazi Cell for Plotting Attacks in Places of Worship
French Police Smash Neo-Nazi Cell for Plotting Attacks in Places of Worship

Police in France has smashed a neo-Nazi cell that was accused of planning for attacks on the Muslims and the Jewish places of worship. Five members of the group that has been arrested were in close ideology with the neo-Nazi movement were charged between the month of September and May for making such plots.

A judicial source said that the investigation hinted that they were developing an unclear plot for carrying out an attack, which was most likely in a place of worship. The sources did not give any other further detail of any specific target or motive.

The police in the south eastern city of Grenoble made the first arrest of a man for charges on weapon in 2018 in the month of September. Following more deep into the investigation, it led them to other four suspects including two minors.. The anti-terrorism investigators took in charge of the investigation in the month of January and they charged the convicts with terror offences, including the transporting and making of the explosive devices and also for being involved in terrorist conspiracies.

France has been targeted repeatedly by the jihadists since 2015 and many of the alleged plots have recently made the headlines in recent months involving far-right extremists.

In the month of November last year, six people were arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on French President Emmanuel Macron. One of the accused told the investigators that he wanted to kill the French President during the Bastille Day military Parade of France.