“Her father has told officers that she was ‘radicalised as a teenager’, and had expressed the wish to go and fight with Isis abroad.”
Prevented from going to join the Islamic State, she opted to wage jihad in Paris. I have warned about this many times. There will be many, many other jihadis who, prevented from going to Syria, will make the same decision.
“BREAKING NEWS: Female terror suspect gunned down by French police and two others arrested after officer stabbed during special forces raid,” by Peter Allen, MailOnline, September 8, 2016:
A ‘fanatical and radicalised’ female terrorist suspect was gunned down by French police tonight after stabbing an officer during a police special forces raid.
She was said to be planning an ‘imminent attack’ before being shot in the head in Boussy-Saint-Antoine, in the Essonne department, south of Paris.
As she was rushed to hospital with potentially life-threatening wounds, two women accomplices were also arrested.
All were also linked to a car filled with gas canisters that was found close to Notre Dame Cathedral at the weekend.
The Peugeot 607 with on number plates was left just across the River Seine from the ancient place of worship – prompting fears of a terrorist attack.
Tonight’s drama unfolded soon after 8pm as an elite Raid special forces unit moved into an address at Boussy-Saint-Antoine.
As they approached the women, one is said to have drawn a knife and wounded an officer working for the DGSE, in the shoulder.
In a briefing afterwards, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said: ‘These three young, radicalised women were preparing an imminent and violent attack.’
The women aged 19, 23, and 39 were not identified by Mr Cazenueve, who said one was in hospital suffering from bullet wounds to the head.
Another radicalised Frenchwoman who wanted to run away and join Isis is in custody in Paris after abandoning the car packed with gas cylinders close to Notre Dame.
The suspect – who is 29 and on a terror watchlist – disappeared with her boyfriend, aged 34, early on Sunday morning.
This was when the Peugeot was found with its lights flashing in a no-parking zone, across the River Seine from the cathedral, at 7.30am.
There were seven gas canisters inside – promoting fears of a terrorist attack on the ancient place of worship, which is high on a list of Isis targets.
‘It may have been that they were on a test run,’ said a source close to the case, who added: ‘There was nobody in the car, and the cannisters were not connected to any detonator or explosives.’
He said six full cannisters were in the boot of the Peugeot, and an empty one was on the back seat. Documents written in Arabic were also found in the car.
The Peugeot had no number plate, but forensics experts managed to find DNA belonging to the couple, who were both well known to police.
The couple were finally caught close to the southern city of Orange on Tuesday, while ‘trying to escape to Spain,’ said a source close to the case.
They were interviewed at length by police in Avignon, before being transferred to Paris in an armed convoy.
Investigators have spent the past four days raiding the homes of anybody who might be linked to them.
Six people were originally arrested, with the woman and her boyfriend remaining in custody in a high-security police station. The woman now lives in the Loiret department, south of Paris, but she originally comes from the northern Paris of suburbs, in the Seine-Saint-Denis department.
Her father has told officers that she was ‘radicalised as a teenager’, and had expressed the wish to go and fight with Isis abroad.
The suspect had told her parents that she was ‘going away with a friend’ at the weekend, and that her parents had not heard from her since.
Islamic State has threatened Notre Dame as part of its violent campaign against France for sending warplanes to bomb Isis bases in countries including Syria and Iraq….