French terror suspects' detention prolonged


Man of 20, 33-year-old and a 16-year-old girl detained for further 48 hours amid claims they may have been planning attack on Eiffel Tower.

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The period of detention of three terror suspects arrested in France on Friday has been prolonged for 48 hours and they have been moved to the headquarters of anti-terror police near Paris, reports RFI.

They may have been planning to attack the Eiffel Tower, sources say.

The three - a 16-year-old girl, a man of 20 and a 33-year-old - were detained for a further 48 hours, sources said on Sunday.

Since the investigation is terror-related, they can be detained for up to six days.

On Saturday evening they were transferred from the south of France, where they were arrested, to the headquarters of France's anti-terrorist police at Levallois-Perret, just outside Paris.

A fourth man arrested on Friday was released after being cleared of all suspicion.

Read more of this report from RFI.

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