French police arrest three over terror attacks

French police arrest three people in relation to deadly terror attacks in Paris last month and in January

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

People observe a minute of silence to pay tribute to victims of the November 13 attacks at the Place de Trocadero in Paris, November 16, 2015

French police arrested three people on Tuesday in connection with the deadly Paris attacks of last month and Charlie Hebdo attacks in January.

Seperately, a French teacher who invented a DAESH attack story was hospitalised to undergo psychiatric tests.

A 29-year-old man was arrested in affiliation with November 13 attacks which were carried out by DAESH terrorists, killing 130 civilians and injuring more than 300 others in Paris.

There have been 2,700 police raids in France since the attacks.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said a total of 334 people had been arrested since the attacks, of whom 287 were held for questioning, and that over 400 weapons had been seized.

Three of the nine attackers have yet to be identified, including two of the three suicide bombers, who appear to have used fake passports to pose as refugees.

Handout picture shows Belgian-born Salah Abdeslam seen on a call for witnesses notice released by the French Police Nationale information services on their twitter account, November 15, 2015

Salah Abdeslam, a French citizen who is thought to have played a key logistical role in the attacks, is still on the run and subject to an international arrest warrant.

Two people were also questioned in relation to the January attacks on suspicion of supplying weapons to one of the gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, who attacked a Jewish supermarket .

He had killed four people in the supermarket and a policewoman, before being shot by the police.

One of those arrested, Claude Hermant, was said by prosecutors to have links to far-right groups.

He was also charged with arms trafficking earlier this year.

TRTWorld and agencies