Man charged in France for planning terror attack: sources

French authorities on Saturday charged a 33-year-old man, who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a video, with planning a terror attack, judicial sources said.

The man, who was not known to police, was arrested near the southern city of Nimes on Tuesday. Bomb making materials were found in his house but there was no indication of the targets he was planning to attack, they said.

“This is the first attack foiled this year,” a source close to the investigation told AFP.

The man was charged with “associating with terrorist criminals” and placed in custody.