PARIS — Police in southern France have arrested four women and a girl as part of an anti-terrorist investigation into a suspected attack plot targeting the city of Montpellier.
Police said the arrests took place overnight in the nearby city of Beziers. The anti-terrorist prosecutor’s office and domestic intelligence service are handling the investigation.
The mayor said an 18-year-old woman, her mother and three sisters were arrested.
The 18-year-old had “boasted” to neighbours about watching Islamic State videos, though it was unclear whether she or her family had been on authorities’ radar for radicalism.