French police detain five Muslims suspected of plotting attack

French police have detained five Chechens in southern France on suspicion of preparing an attack on French soil, police and prosecutors said Tuesday.

Police said four of the suspects had been detained in the city of Montpellier on Monday, while the fifth had been arrested in the nearby town of Beziers.

The prosecutor said certain “products” had been recovered during their searches, but declined to give further details. According to the regional Midi Libre newspaper, police had uncovered a cache of explosives.