Saturday, 12 March 2016

The suspects, aged 15 and 17, claimed they wanted to launch an assault similar to those in Paris last November, police said.
17:31, UK,Saturday 12 March 2016
French police stand guard in Paris
Two teenage girls have been charged in France with allegedly plotting to attack a Paris concert hall four months after the city's massacre.
The suspects, aged 15 and 17, exchanged messages on Facebook where they claimed they wanted to launch an assault similar to those in the French capital on 13 November, according to the police.
Some 130 people were killed when terrorists targeted a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall, where 90 people died, as well as bars, restaurants and a football stadium.
The girls were arrested on Wednesday and appeared before an anti-terror judge on Friday on charges of criminal conspiracy in connection with a terrorist undertaking.
The younger suspect was to remain in custody while the 17-year-old would be released under judicial supervision, the prosecutor's office said.
The discussions about the attack were in the preliminary stage and "neither weapons, nor explosive substances have been discovered", prosecutors added.
Two other girls, who allegedly joined in the conversations, were questioned but released without charge.
France remains under a state of emergency and on high alert after last autumn's atrocity by Islamic State-linked extremists.