French police arrest 2 over bomb-making materials

 07 Sep 2017 - 13:14

French police arrest 2 over bomb-making materials
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PARIS: Two people were arrested by French police on Wednesday after officers discovered materials which could be used to make explosives in an apartment in Villejuif, a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris.

The counter-terrorism section of the Paris public prosecutor's office said in a statement it took charge of the investigation with the Directorate-General for Internal Security (DGSI) without giving any further details.

The tenant of the apartment and a friend of his were arrested in a bar near the apartment, according to French broadcaster BFMTV.

Local media also shared footage from the flat showing gas bottles and other components which could be used to make explosives.

France has been on high alert with enhanced security measures in the wake of a wave of deadly terror attacks over the last two years.