Suspects arrested Friday in a foiled terror plot in France had just started making the same powerful explosive used in the ISIS-directed Paris and Brussels attacks, and they appear to have been inspired by the terror group. French police "thwarted an imminent attack on French soil" when they arrested four people, including a 16-year-old girl and three men, in cities across France, the interior minister Bruno Le Roux said in a statement. The girl had pledged allegiance to ISIS in a cell phone video, the source said.All four suspects are French nationals, a source familiar with the investigation said.
In London, counter-terror police have arrested a man at Gatwick Airport. The 44-year-old man from Hertfordshire was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack, Scotland Yard said. Officers from the Counter Terrorism Command said they stopped the man, who was flying back from Iraq.