French teenage girl detained over suspected attack plot

2016-08-08 20:08
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Paris - Paris prosecutors say a counterterrorism judge is questioning a 16-year-old French girl who allegedly supports the Islamic State group and is suspected of trying to perpetrate an attack.

The Paris prosecutor's office says the girl was using a social media app to spread calls by ISIS to commit violent acts.

Deputy prosecutor Laure Vermeersch said on Monday that the judge may decide to file preliminary terrorism charges against the teenager who was arrested last week in a Paris suburb and has been held in custody since then.

The investigators said the girl was "extremely radicalised" and was the administrator of a chat group dedicated to ISIS propaganda on the Telegram app, which has been used by suspected jihadis to communicate.

Vermeersch said no specific targets had been mentioned by the teenager.

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