French police find TATP explosives in raid on flat near Paris: source

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 06, 2017 9:00 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - French police found TATP explosives during a raid on a flat south of Paris, a police source said on Wednesday.

There was no one in the flat in the Paris suburb of Villejuif, and there were no arrests, the source said.

TATP is an easy-to-make but highly unstable explosive that has been used by militants in several Islamic State attacks in western Europe in recent years.

France's counter-terrorism prosecutor will be in charge of the investigation, a judicial source said.

(Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by John Irish)