French police continue searches following nationwide anti-terror operation
French police have continued searches in the southern city of Cannes following simultaneous anti-terrorism raids across the country on Saturday. A least one apartment and a car were searched on Sunday morning in Cannes, but there have been no new arrests, the police confirmed.
A resident of the apartment building near the city centre told the news agency AFP she heard a "noise resembling a door being exploded”, and saw officers in uniforms bearing the inscription of France’s counter-terrorism police unit, the GIPN.
The raids were carried out as part of investigations into a grenade attack on a Jewish grocery store at Sarcelles, near Paris, last month.
One person was injured in that attack, which came six months to the day since Mohamed Merah, a self-confessed Islamic terrorist, attacked a Jewish school in Toulouse.
Thirty-three year old Jérémie Louis-Sidney, whose DNA was found on the grenade, was killed during a shoot-out with police while being arrested at his apartment in Strasbourg on Saturday morning. (continue reading...)