Terror suspects: we wanted to bank robberies
The police arrested the suspects after a RAID on an apartment in the Paris suburb of Villejuif ingredients were detected among extremists of the popular explosive TATP. A plumber had tipped the authorities about suspicious situations.
"The people where research is done talked about blowing up a bank with TATP," said Minister GÃ©rard Collomb (Home Affairs) against radio station France info. "But the way we see it is that they have ties to terrorism."
The authorities found Thursday also added a second stock suspicious substances near Paris. That happened when the police raided did in a garage that was hired by one of the three, a justice source said.
TATP (acetone peroxide) is regarded as a very dangerous and relatively easy to produce explosive already is used for multiple attacks. In april the French authorities found about three kilos of the substance from a RAID on a house in Marseille.