Five Russians have been detained in France on suspicion of planning an attack, said the French prosecutor’s office in a statement as cited by AFP.
Five Chechens were held overnight on Monday in Beziers, a town in Languedoc in southern France on suspicion of planning a terror attack, the prosecutor of the city, Yvon Calvet, said on Tuesday.
The suspects’ ages range from 24 to 37, according to BFM TV.
The Russian embassy in Paris told RIA Novosti it has no information concerning the arrests at the moment.
According to Midi Libre, the Chechens are also suspected of hiding a cache of explosives, which was found near the Sauclieres stadium in Beziers.