Bomb found near Paris Saint Germain football stadium in French capital

Paris Police mystified after bomb found in plush neighbourhood

Two gas cylinders and were found inside the building and on a pavement, a mobile phone was attached to the gas cylinders, this suggests the phone was to be used as a "possible" detonator.

Thousands of Celtic fans are expected to make the journey to the French capital next month when the Hoops square off against PSG in the Champions League.

Petrol had been sprinkled around the canisters, sources close to the inquiry said.

According to DailyMail, the bomb was found when a local resident called the police in the wee hours on Saturday.

'Five suspects were arrested at the scene, including a known radical with links to Islamist movements'.

French police detained five suspects after four gas cylinders were discovered Friday in a building in Paris, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb confirmed on Tuesday.

It is common for those under surveillance to employ someone who looks like them to briefly escape agents watching them. Details of the raids were withheld until today to allow terror police to carry out raids in the city.

The law, created to replace the state of emergency that France has been under since the wave of bombings and shootings at Paris nightspots and France's national stadium in November 2015, is expected to come into force on November 1.

Mr Collomb said that the building where the bomb was found could have been the main target, but no theory was yet being ruled out.

Speaking to France Inter radio, Collomb stressed the likely attack showed that France was still in war against terrorism, warning "that the level of the threat in France is extremely important".

The last attack on Sunday, when a man, with cries of "Allah Akbar", stabbed two 20-year-old cousins on forecourt of Saint-Charles station in Marseilles before being shot by a military patrol of operation "Sentry".

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