Notre Dame cell radicalised by IS; WORLD BULLETINS.
A CELL of young women behind a thwarted attack near Notre Dame Cathedral were radicalised by the Islamic State group and guided by commanders in Syria, the Paris prosecutor said.
Francois Molins spoke a day after three women were dramatically arrested, including a teen whose father owned a car loaded with gas canisters that was abandoned in central Paris. No detonators were in the car, discovered on Sunday morning.
The women who spearheaded the failed plot included a 19-year-old whose written pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State group was found by police, a security official said yesterday.
The teen, Ines Madani, stabbed a police officer with a knife and was shot in the leg on Thursday in a raid south of Paris, police said.
One of the women, referred to as Sarah H and who was wearing a veil during the police raid, was betrothed separately to two French extremists who carried out deadly attacks this year, the Paris prosecutor said.