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At the center of the investigation a young adult, identified only 48 hours earlier by the security services. Hitherto unknown to counter-terrorism, the woman wanted to take action against a religious site in Montpellier, police sources in Le Figaro said.
The young woman “boasted of consulting Daesh videos”, the sources specified, referring to the Islamic State. Her mother and three sisters, one of them a minor, were arrested with her.
During the search of their home, in a poor neighborhood of Beziers, chemicals and a very sharp sword were found.
An investigation into the matter was opened for “terrorist criminal association”. The family was well known in social services and juvenile justice.
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