3 Muslims arrested in France for ‘plotting to kidnap and behead officer at naval base’

Three suspected jihadists have been arrested in France for allegedly plotting to kidnap and behead a naval officer at a base near the Franco-Spanish border.

The trio, including a 17-year-old boy and a former naval rating in his 20’s, were planning “a terrorist act against French military facilities,” said the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve. A fourth suspect, aged 16, was released today (thurs) after being questioned since Monday.