Keyword: suicide bomber

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.

French TV channel criticised for showing video of Paris suicide bomber

The channel M6 broadcast footage of the moment Ibrahim Abdeslam blew himself up at the Comptoir Voltaire café in Paris on November 13th.

Suicide bomber's jacket found dumped in Paris suburb

A jacket with explosives and bolts reportedly identical to those used during the November 13th Paris attacks was found in Montrouge litter bin.

Revealed: how French secret services 'lost track' of one of the Bataclan bombers

Un survivant du Bataclan, après l'assaut des forces de l'ordre © Reuters Un survivant du Bataclan, après l'assaut des forces de l'ordre © Reuters

French intelligence agencies knew as far back as 2009 that Ismaël Omar Mostefaï, one of the three suicide bombers who attacked the Batalcan concert hall in Paris, had been radicalised in a group in France led by a veteran jihadist with a history of planning terrorist attacks, Mediapart can reveal. Mostefaï had also been spotted with the group when it was under surveillance in April 2014, and the authorities were later informed that he had almost certainly gone to Syria, at the same time as another future Bataclan bomber. But by late 2014 the secret services no longer knew of his whereabouts. He did not resurface again until November 13th, 2015, when he was part of the coordinated attacks that killed 130 people in Paris. The French authorities, however, deny there was any intelligence blunder. Yann Philippin, Marine Turchi and Fabrice Arfi report.

Paris attacks: Saint-Denis suicide bomber was male, says police source

Experts sifting through debris at flat raided by French police now believe Hasna Ait Boulahcen was not the person wearing a suicide belt.

French jihadists ‘behind IS group suicide bombings in Iraq’

A group has claimed that attacks near the city of Haditha in the west of Iraq were carried out by two Frenchmen.

Malian troops targeted by suicide bomb attack

Bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near the Malian city of Gao in the first such attack since France's military campaign began.