March 21, 2023

French police arrest teenager over ‘IS terror plot’

From BBC French police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of plotting to carry out terror attacks in the country. The teenager was detained in Paris and is believed to have links with a French member of so-called Islamic State (IS), Rashid Kassim. Investigators say the boy was under surveillance since April and had contacted […]

France Rouen: Fire kills 13 at birthday party in bar

From BBC Eyewitness: “We saw the fire, and the flames – the chairs flew out of the window” A fire that killed 13 people at a bar in the French city of Rouen was caused by someone carrying a birthday cake with lighted candles, police say. Officials believe the person tripped on stairs leading to […]

FRANCE: ‘Many dead’ as lorry hits crowd in Nice -UPDATED

From BBC A lorry has struck a crowd after Bastille Day celebrations in the southern French city of Nice, killing at least 77 people and injuring dozens, officials say. It happened on the famous Promenade des Anglais after a firework display. The driver was shot dead and guns and grenades were found inside the lorry. […]