Ten people suspected of using encrypted social networks to prepare a possible attack have been arrested in counterterrorism operations in France and Switzerland, according to French officials.
It’s every day in Europe — and the enemedia in the USA blithely ignore it.
As an aside, the authorities should not reveal that they are discovering these plots via the app Telegram. If we know anything about the global jihad movement, it is adaptable and mutable. They plan for failure; it’s why they have been able to continue to grow and spread despite the extensive, albeit sharia-compliant, counter terrorism programs in the West.
French and Swiss police arrest 10 in counterterrorism raids
Police cite developing plots involving encrypted social media to commit unspecified acts
The Associated Press Posted: Nov 07, 2017:
Ten people suspected of using encrypted social networks to prepare a possible attack were arrested Tuesday in counterterrorism operations in France and Switzerland, according to French officials.
Among those arrested were a 23-year-old Colombian woman and 27-year-old Swiss man, both targets of a Swiss investigation into banned Islamic extremist groups.
Searches were still underway Tuesday afternoon in the Paris suburbs and in southeastern France.
Counterterrorism investigators detained nine people in France and one in Switzerland in operations aimed at clarifying details of the suspected plot, according to a French judicial official. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation, would not provide details about their identities.
In parallel to the Swiss investigation, French authorities opened a probe in July focused on suspicious activity by a person in Switzerland using the Telegram network, according to a French judicial official.
The Swiss-based chief suspect had communicated with people in France on social networks about unspecified violent acts, the official said.
A French security official said the suspected plot did not appear to be fully developed but authorities acted Tuesday out of concern that the group was moving toward action.
Among French towns targeted in the operation were Aix-en-Provence in southern France and Menton on the Mediterranean coast as well as Paris suburbs, according to the security official.
The office of Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber said the arrest there followed searches of buildings in the French-speaking Vaud and Neuchatel regions of western Switzerland.
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