Woman faces Paris judge in probe of female ‘terror commando’


PARIS (AP) — A 29-year-old woman whom authorities allege is part of a female “terrorist commando” that tried to carry out an attack near Notre Dame Cathedral is going before a judge for preliminary charges.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said the woman, identified as Ornella G., was appearing before an anti-terrorism judge on Saturday.

Prosecutor Francois Molin says the woman’s fingerprints were found in a car loaded with gas canisters discovered Sunday near Notre Dame. She was arrested Tuesday with a companion near the southern city of Orange.

Molins said Friday the investigation of the aborted attack has led to the dismantling of a “terrorist commando of young women” aligned with the Islamic State group.

Three other women were arrested Thursday night near Paris, including the 19-year-old daughter of the vehicle’s owner.

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