France Foils Church Attack after Suspect Shoots Self in Leg

(AFP) Fran Blandy - France said Wednesday it had foiled a jihadist plot to attack a church after an Algerian who accidentally shot himself was found with a stash of weapons and documents mentioning Islamist militant groups. Sid Ahmed Ghlam, 24, called an ambulance saying he had been shot during an armed robbery at his Paris home. However, police uncovered an arsenal of weapons in his car and home, and detailed plans to attack one of two churches, as well as DNA evidence linking him to the murder of a woman found shot dead in her car over the weekend. Ghlam was known to intelligence services over comments on social networks expressing his desire to fight in Syria alongside jihadists, said Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

2015-04-24 00:00:00

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