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France smashes neo-Nazi cell over plot to attack Jews, Muslims

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Source: BFM TV

Grenoble – French police discovered and apprehended members of a neo-Nazi cell accused of planning to attack Jewish or Muslim houses of worship, according to BFM TV..

Five members of the group, who were “close in ideology to the neo-Nazi movement” and named their group “The Black Bird”, were charged between September and May over the alleged plot, a source close to the investigation said.

“The investigation suggested they were developing an ill-defined plot to carry out an attack, likely to target a place of worship,” the judicial source said, giving no details on motives or specific targets.

Police in the southeastern city of Grenoble first arrested a man on weapons charges in September 2018. The investigation led them to the four other suspects, two of them minors.

Anti-terrorism officers continued the investigation in January, charging the suspects with terror-related offenses, including manufacturing and transporting explosive devices and participating in a terrorist conspiracy.