It is linked with the jihadist French Rashid Kassim. A young man of 18 years suspected of trying to commit a terrorist attack, was arrested by police on Tuesday evening. Unknown to intelligence services, he has been under investigation for criminal association criminal in connection with a terrorist enterprise”, said a justice source.
Unknown to the intelligence services, the young man had been arrested on Friday during a counter-terrorism operation in Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, carried out by the officers of the directorate general of internal security (ISB), and Raid. “There was a suspicion of passage to the act” of the suspect, described as a “personality-fragile,” noted a source close to the investigation.
The man was in contact via e-mail Telegram with Rashid Kassim, who is suspected of téléguider of the attacks in France since the area iraq-syria.
Involved in several projects of the attacks
Kassim, 29, a native of Roanne, in the Loire department, is suspected of having inspired more or less directly the murder of a police officer and his girlfriend on the 13th of June in Magnanville (Yvelines), and that of a priest killed in his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (Seine-Maritime) on July 26. It would also have driven the projects to the attacks of a commando of women, arrested at the beginning of September to Boussy-Saint-Antoine (Essonne), after the discovery of a car loaded gas cylinders in the heart of Paris.
in recent weeks, a dozen people, often young people, even minors, have been arrested and écrouées, suspected of wanting to commit jihadist attacks. Most of them were in contact, via Telegram, with Kassim.
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the arrests come at a time when, according to Prime minister Manuel Valls, the terrorist threat is “maximum” in France, has been affected for 2015 by a series of terrorist attacks resulting in 238 deaths.