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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:23 PM

2 women convicted in failed 2016 Notre Dame car bomb plot

Source: Agence France-Presse

2 women convicted in failed 2016 Notre Dame car bomb plot

Issued on: 15/10/2019 - 00:29
Modified: 15/10/2019 - 01:44

A French court on Monday sentenced five members of an all-female jihadist cell to between five and 30 years in prison over a failed bid to detonate a car bomb outside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

The case is the first to involve a group of women attempting to stage an attack in France, which has been repeatedly targeted by jihadists since 2015, causing the loss of 255 lives.

The five women, aged between 22 and 42, were arrested after a car packed with gas cylinders was found parked near the bustling esplanade in front of the cathedral in the heart of the capital on November 4, 2016.

The two main defendants, Ines Madani and Ornella Gilligmann, had doused the car with diesel in the middle of the night and tried but failed to set it alight with a cigarette.

They were sentenced to 30 years and 25 years in prison respectively.

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Read more: https://www.france24.com/en/20191014-2-women-convicted-in-failed-2016-notre-dame-car-bomb-plot-1

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