Eiffel Tower and Louvre terror plot foiled
The French intelligence services say they have uncovered a plot by jihadists to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and even a nuclear plant in France last summer.
Details of the plan were hidden in encrypted messages between an Algerian butcher living in south-east France and a high ranking officer from Al Qaeda.
This comes before the French government set out the parameters of new surveillance legislation giving them powers to monitor jihadist websites.
Christian Fraser reports.
10 Jul 2014