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    France Investigates Case Over Plot to Attack Tourists as Terror-Related

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    French investigators consider the case against a man, detained on suspicion of planning attacks on foreign tourists and security forces, to be related to terrorism, local media reported Thursday.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — On Monday night, the 22-year-old man was arrested in the French city of Carcassone, confessing to planning attacks against foreign tourists and security forces. The man is registered in the security services' databases as posing the security threat.

    The L'Express newspaper said with reference to a source in law enforcement agencies that the investigation had been opened under the article "criminal conspiracy with the aim to prepare a terrorist attack".

    The country is in a state of emergency after 130 people were killed in November in a series of terror attacks in Paris.

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