Explosives find fuels French terror fears
EVEN holidays in the south of France are not as safe as they used to be. Nor is terror limited to the world's troubled hot spots anymore.
French police believe that they have thwarted an imminent terrorist attack on the Cote d'Azur, a favourite holiday destination of the rich and famous.
The police believe that terrorists had planned to plant a bomb on the Riviera, after a raid on a flat near Cannes led to the discovery of 900g of an explosive.
Sources told Le Figaro that the apartment was the "drop-off point" of a recently arrested 23-year-old man who had links with a suspected extremist cell in France.
The explosive is one that can be manufactured at home and has been used in previous terror attacks, notably the Marrakech bombings in 2011.
The French government has previously expressed concerns about the dangers posed by jihadists returning to various parts of the world after fighting a holy war in Syria.