Belgium arrests Iranian couple preparing terror attack in France

Authorities have arrested a Belgian married couple of Iranian origin and charged them with preparing a terrorist attack in France against the Iranian opposition there.

The federal prosecutor’s office said Monday that the two, both in their thirties, planned a bomb attack Saturday against an Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mujahedin, in the French town of Villepinte, which is close to Paris.

The office said the couple was detained while in their Mercedes, which contained about half a kilogram of TATP explosives and a detonator. After their detention, police raided five more homes over the weekend but did not elaborate on the results.

Belgium  arrests Iranian couple preparing terror attack in France

Prosecutors said a suspected accomplice was detained in France. An Iranian diplomat in Vienna was also detained in Germany.

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