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French authorities thwart possible attack using highly toxic ricin or explosives

An attack, probably with ricine, a very powerful poison, was foiled by the French services, said Friday the Interior Minister Gérard Collomb. The two Egyptian brothers who were preparing this attack were arrested


French authorities have thwarted a possible attack using either highly toxic ricin gas or explosives, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has said. Just a few grains of purified ricin powder is enough to kill an adult human.

Two men of Egyptian origin were arrested in connection with a foiled attack using powerful ricin poison or explosives, Collomb told French BFMTV on Friday. The arrested men, who are brothers, had tutorials showing how to build a ricin-based poison, the minister said.



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