A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in the French city of Montpellier on suspicion of plotting a suicide attack in Paris.
She was one of four suspects arrested after investigators from the anti-terrorist sub-directorate swooped this morning.
Agents had been monitoring their computers for several weeks, and it thought the four may have been identified on social media.
A ‘bomb-making laboratory’ was found in the single flat raided in Montpellier, said a source close to the case.
Ingredients found included the peroxide-based explosive, triacetone triperoxide, or TATP.
Also known as the ‘Mother of Satan’, TATP has been used by terrorist bombers for years, and figured prominently in the suicide belts used in the 2015 attacks on Paris.
Those arrested today included a 16-year-old girl, and her 21-year-old boyfriend. The source said that all four suspects ‘were living together’ and planning ‘a kamikaze attack’.