France charges 8 suspects after counter terrorism sweep

2017-11-12 12:05
(Philippe Lopez, AFP)

(Philippe Lopez, AFP)

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Paris - The Paris prosecutor's office says preliminary terrorism charges have been handed to eight suspects in a French-Swiss counter terrorism sweep earlier this week.

A judicial official said the eight were charged for association with a terrorist network. Seven are in custody and one is under judicial supervision.

Ten people suspected of using encrypted social networks to prepare a possible attack were arrested on Tuesday during operations in France and Switzerland aimed at clarifying details of an alleged plot.

The suspects are being questioned following searches of properties in the Paris suburbs and in southeastern France. Officials say some of the suspects previously had been flagged for alleged Islamic radicalisation.

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