French police quiz radicalised girlfriend of supermarket gunman

From France 24

French investigators on Monday quizzed the radicalised girlfriend of the Islamist gunman who shot dead four people last week in southern France, including a heroic policeman killed after taking the place of a hostage. . . police continued to question his 18-year-old girlfriend, who converted to Islam at 16 and had also been on the watchlist of potential radicals.

Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters that said the 18-year-old woman “shows all signs of radicalization.” (that) she shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) while in custody but denied any prior knowledge of Lakdim’s attack plans. But Molins said the girl posted online a Quran verse “indicating that infidels were promised to hell” just a few hours before the attacks.

A 17-year-old man described as a friend of Lakdim’s who was under his sway, is also in custody over the attack. He too denies any involvement, Molins said.

Under France’s anti-terrorism laws, the two suspects can be held for up to 96 hours without charge.


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