Three placed under investigation over failed bombing of Paris building


France's senior anti-terrorism prosecutor François Molins said on Friday that three men, two of whom security services have identified as 'radicalised Islamists', are to be placed under investigation for their suspected role in attempting to set off a bomb in a wealthy Paris district last Saturday, but that the reason they targeted the apartment building in the capital's 16th arrondissement remained unclear.

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France's senior anti-terrorism prosecutor says three men are under investigation over an elaborate, failed bombing in a high-end Paris neighbourhood that could have been "devastating," reports MailOnline.

Paris Prosecutor François Molins told reporters that two of the suspects had been under surveillance for ties to radical Islam. He said the three are meeting Friday with investigating judges expected to place them under investigation for terrorist activity.

Molins said the three have denied involvement and refused to answer investigators. Three others held in the investigation were released Friday for lack of evidence.

Alerted by a resident, authorities found canisters, buckets of gasoline and a detonation device connected to a telephone in a building in Paris' 16th arrondissement, or district, Saturday.

Read more of this AP report published by MailOnline.

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