Who knew that ISIS had fangirls?After suffering horrific ISIS attacks at the Bataclan theater and in Nice (among many others), France just thwarted another attempted attack by ISIS.
According to The Independent:An “imminent” terror attack has been thwarted in France with the arrest of a group of suspected Isis supporters who were manufacturing explosives for a possible suicide attack.
A 16-year-old girl, named locally as Sara, was arrested alongside her 20-year-old boyfriend and two other men aged 26 and 33 near Montpellier on Friday morning.
Local reports said the group were suspected of planning a suicide bombing in an unspecified “tourist area” of Paris.Explosives and other equipment were found during searches of a home shared by Sara and her boyfriend, identified only as Thomas.
Police discovered 71g of triacetone triperoxide (TATP), a powerful explosive widely used by Isis militants, inside a makeshift factory manufacturing the substance.
The volatile explosive, known as the “mother of Satan”, was used in the Paris and Brussels attacks, as well as the 2005 London bombings.
The 16 year old girl had allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS in a cell phone video. All four individuals were French nationals.
The arrests follow a two-week investigation by the Paris Public Prosecutor’s anti-terrorist division. This came just one week after a man from the United Arab Emirates was shot near the Louvre museum in Paris wielding a machete and shouting “Allahu akbar.”Remember the days when 16-year-old delinquents just used to TP houses, cut class, and lounge around the mall?
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]