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.
French interior minister Gérard Collomb said one of five people held for questioning after the discovery at the weekend of four gas bottles and a detonation device linked to a mobile phone at the foot of a residential building in a wealthy Paris neighbourhood is known to security services as a "radicalised" Islamist.
After emergency cabinet meeting in Paris the French president said: 'France will implacably continue the fight against terrorism.'
Citing sources close to the investigation, media say flight recorders reveal a loud sound before a 'sudden end' to plane's course above Egypt.
Hassan Diab, 60, is suspected of carrying out the bombing in central Paris that left four people dead and more than 40 others injured.
British police found explosives stashed in the grounds of French ambassador's residence ahead of visit by president François Mitterrand.
The French embassy in Tripoli was targeted by a car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two French guards and causing significant material damage.