the Target of the planned attacks shall, inter alia, have been the security police. French authorities describe the plans as extremely violent.
One of those arrested to be a teenager who is serving a suspended sentence for trying to travel to Syria. The other three are previously known by the police for having committed minor crimes.
France has in recent years been exposed to several high-profile acts of terrorism. In a coordinated attack against several targets in the capital city of Paris were killed over 130 people in november 2015. A year later, in conjunction with the national day celebrations in the coastal town of Nice, killed another 84 people when a truck drove into a crowd.
as late as last month arrested two people suspected of having planned a terrorist attack in France. The target should have been a school.