Two arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses as Geneva remains on alert

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Security forces stand guard at the entrance of the United Nations headquarter in Geneva on December 10, 2015 after Swiss police declared actively searching the city for suspects who may be linked to last month's attacks in Paris. (Photo creditz: Richard Juilliart/AFP/Getty Images)

(CNN) — Swiss police have arrested two people and found traces of explosives in a car as security remains high around Geneva amid a terrorism alert and a hunt for suspects, a diplomatic source told CNN’s Nic Robertson on Saturday.

Authorities have been looking for at least two people with indirect links to suspects in the November 13 Paris terrorist attacks. It was not immediately clear whether Saturday’s arrests were linked to the attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed.

The two were arrested Friday and charged Saturday, according to a statement Saturday from the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland. Both are Syrians.

The are being arrested on suspicion of the manufacture, concealment and transport of explosives and toxic gases, as well as on suspicion of violating the prohibition of groups such as al Qaida, Islamic State and similar organizations.

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