The French Intelligence Agency on Tuesday detained six people in connection with an alleged plan to attack President Emmanuel Macron.
The suspects were taken into custody in different regions of the country by France’s domestic intelligence agency, DGSI, early on Tuesday, judiciary sources confirmed.
Paris public prosecutors have initiated an anti-terrorism investigation, the sources said.
The suspects are from the ultra-right of France’s political spectrum.
They were detained in the departments of Isere, Ille-et-Vilaine and Moselle.
France has been shaken by a wave of terrorist attacks in recent years, but the country has also seen isolated cases of right-wing violence.
In October, terror investigations were opened into eight suspects after a right-wing group planned to carry out attacks on politicians.
It was unclear whether those detained on Tuesday were connected to the earlier investigations.
SOURCE: Agency’s report