Police have detained six people in the Paris region suspected of plotting terrorist attacks in France.
The Paris prosecutor's office said the six were being questioned by anti-terrorist investigators, and are believed to have been part of a radical Islamic terrorist cell.
Prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said the suspects were detained on Monday.
They can be held for up to four days under France's anti-terrorism laws.
France has been on higher alert for potential attacks since French troops entered Mali earlier this year, to push out al Qaida-linked extremists who had seized much of the West African country and have threatened France and Europe.