Hortefeux said France was facing three terror threats (FR): The Basque ETA, followed by the radical-left and radical Islam.
French police have arrested two people on suspicion of links to terrorist groups, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said on Thursday.
"These are serious counts. They are being questioned at this moment," Hortefeux told France 2 television, adding:
"They were arrested for (suspicion of) links to a criminal enterprise with a view to preparing a terrorist act."
He said 85 arrests of a similar kind had been made since the start of the year and that 27 of those were still behind bars.