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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
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