Terror plot is foiled in France as police arrest seven amid fears of an attack on Christmas market

A terror plot has been foiled in France after police made a series of arrests amid fears of an attack on a Christmas market.

Officers detained seven people of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin in Marseille and in the eastern city of Strasbourg overnight on Saturday to Sunday.

The arrests were made days before the start of one of the world’s oldest and largest Christmas markets.