French Terror Raids in Paris Foil Planned Attack

25/03/2016 10:02 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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A picture taken on March 24, 2016 shows the Eiffel Tower in Paris illuminated in colours of the Belgian flag in tribute to the victims of terrorist attacks in Brussels, two days after a triple bomb attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, hit Brussels' airport and the Maelbeek - Maalbeek metro station, killing 31 people and wounding 300 others. / AFP / LUDOVIC MARIN (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Just days after deadly attacks in Brussels, France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has announced raids in northwest Paris foiled an imminent terror attack.

According to Cazeneuve's comments Thursday, police had arrested a suspect who was in “the advanced stages” of a plot to stage an attack in France.

Cazeneuve reportedly said raids in the Argenteuil neighbourhood, just 12 kilometres from Paris, had led to a major arrest, however he also told reporters there was “no tangible evidence linking the plot to either the attacks in Paris or Brussels”.

Reports on social media from French journalist Djamel Mazi claimed the suspect had already been arrested and convicted of terrorism abroad and had drafted for an attack in France.

According to prosecutors, six people have been arrested in Brussels police operations, as investigators continue their manhunt for a second suspect in relation to Tuesday's deadly metro bombing.

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