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Arrests 'after explosives found'

Prosecutors in southern France said they will hold a news conference shortly after reports of the arrest of five Russian Chechens and the discovery of a cache of explosives.

Midi Libre, a local French newspaper, cited local prosecutor Yvon Calvet as confirming the arrests in Montpellier and Beziers.

Mr Calvet told the newspaper it was not immediately clear whether a terror attack was planned.

Midi Libre said an explosives cache was found in Beziers near a stadium.

France has been on high alert since the January 7-9 terror attacks In Paris that left 20 people dead, including three gunmen.

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