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World France says foiled September 11-inspired attack

06:50  18 october  2019
06:50  18 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/ 11 ) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday

France 's interior minister said on Thursday that intelligence services had arrested a man for planning an attack inspired by plane attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in Sept . 11 and the planes which destroyed the World Trade Center towers, was arrested by our intelligence services.”

a man wearing a suit and tie: French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner speaks during a joint news conference with Ivory Coast security minister Sidiki Diakite in Abidjan© Reuters/LUC GNAGO French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner speaks during a joint news conference with Ivory Coast security minister Sidiki Diakite in Abidjan

France's interior minister said on Thursday that intelligence services had arrested a man for planning an attack inspired by plane attacks on the World Trade Center in New York in Sept. 2001.

France has for several years grappled with how to respond to both homegrown jihadists and foreign militants following a series of attacks across the country. French officials say the threat of attacks remains very high.

On Oct. 3, an IT specialist with suspected Islamist sympathies, who had a security clearance, killed three officers and one civilian employee before he was shot dead by another police officer.

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The September 11 attacks (also called 9/ 11 ), were four terrorist attacks against the United States. They all happened on the morning of Tuesday, September 11 , 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, including the 19 attackers , making it the deadliest terrorist attack in history.

"Just before (that attack) there was a 60th attempted attack since 2013," Christophe Castaner told France 2 television.

"An individual, who was inspired by the events of Sept. 11 and the planes which destroyed the World Trade Center towers, was arrested by our intelligence services."

France has seen more than 230 people killed in the last four years on its territory from Islamist militant attacks, notably in Nov. 2015 after coordinated strikes across the capital.

The attacks were claimed by Islamic State in Syria, and were carried out in part by French-born fighters.

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