PARIS: French authorities found guns and bomb-making materials Tuesday after the arrest of two men suspected of plotting an “imminent” attack just days before presidential polls, sources close to the probe said, reports AFP.
The items were discovered during searches in the southern city of Marseille after the suspects—“radicalised” Frenchmen aged 23 and 29 -- were taken into custody, sources said.
The sources asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly. Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said the attack was to be carried out in the “next few days” as France gears up to vote on Sunday in the first round of a two-stage presidential election.
Last week, photos of the two suspects were distributed to the security teams for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron.