French Islamic Terrorist Cell Suspected After Bombing of Kosher Grocery Outside Paris
One man is dead after a shootout with police, and 12 suspects are being held in connection with the bombing of a kosher grocery in a Paris suburb, reigniting fears of Islamic violence among France’s Jewish community, writes Tracy McNicoll.
As the clock ticks down Tuesday on the 96 hours French police are allowed to detain terror suspects, France waits to learn the fate of 12 people held in Paris. Authorities dismantled what is believed to have been an Islamist cell in weekend raids across the country that left one dead. Jérémie Louis-Sidney, wanted in connection with an attack on a kosher grocery near Paris, was shot dead by police on Saturday after allegedly firing all six rounds of his .357 Magnum at police when they forced open his door in Strasbourg. Authorities have until Wednesday morning Paris time to hold the suspects without charge (continue reading...)