France extends detention of terror plot suspect

29 March, 2016 12:00 AM printer

PARIS:   A French judge has extended the detention of the main suspect in what officials said was a foiled terror attack, a judicial source said on Monday, reports AFP.
Reda Kriket, who is linked to the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, was arrested on Thursday in a suburb of the French capital in a raid in which police also found several assault rifles and explosives.
A specialist judge authorised the French authorities to hold Kriket beyond the usual four days without charge, a move allowed if there is an imminent risk of attack. Kriket, a 34-year-old French national, was found guilty in absentia in Brussels in July of being part of a network recruiting jihadists to Syria and sentenced to 10 years in jail.