Saturday, December 10, 2016

Bomb attack foiled in paris region : a sixth man indicted and detained – The World

In all, six men have been indicted, suspected of having planned an attack on the 1st of December in the paris region.

A man of 31 years old, suspected to be linked to the project attacks recently foiled in the paris region, has been under investigation in Paris by judge, anti-terrorism and remanded in custody. He is accused of” association of criminals, criminal terrorist “ and” the acquisition, possession, transport, supply or transfer of arms “, in connection with a terrorist enterprise”, a-t-on learned Saturday, December 10, of source judicial. He is suspected of having ” provided weapons “ to the network that planned the attack.

on The 25th of November, five men – four French citizens, aged 35 to 37 years, and a Moroccan 46-year-old had already been indicted and arrested in this case. Arrested in Strasbourg for the first four and in Marseille for the fifth, they had made allegiance to the organization the jihadist islamic State and had instructions ” provided by an outsourcer from the iraqi-syrian “, according to the prosecutor of the Republic Francois Molins.

” A large-scale attack ” avoided

Among them, only one, the Moroccan arrested in Marseille, was reported to radicalization by the Portuguese authorities, countries where he lived. The other, four friends from Strasbourg, were unknown to the intelligence services, even if two of them are believed to have travelled to Syria in 2015.

These arrests were possible to avoid ” a large-scale attack “, said president François Hollande. According to the prosecutor Molins, the passage to the act of the strasbourg project group was planned to be the 1st December, ” without that we can determine at this stage the precise target selected “.

The operation of telephones and computers found during a search revealed research on the Internet on a dozen sites in the paris region, such as the 36, quai des Orfèvres, the headquarters of the judicial police (PJ), the Christmas market of Champs-Elysées, Disneyland Paris, as well as several places of worship. In police custody, one of the suspects had also referred to the headquarters of the PJ in paris, but also that of the ISB, in Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine).

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