>> Three women arrested in France over a suspected militant attack. A car full of gas cylinders was found near the capital's tourist hotspot of Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday night, prompting a counter terrorism investigation and a house raid 30 kilometers Southeast of Paris. Reuters Deputy Bureau Chief in Paris, Richard Lough.
>> The three ladies who were arrested last night were described by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve as radicalized, as fanatics and as three individuals who were likely preparing an imminent attack. Many people in France had concerns about the government's ability to protect them from militant attacks. The fear is that the intelligence services and the police just can't cope, and that has been fueled by this whole saga.
This car was just left abandoned and parked in area where cars are not allowed to park. For more than 2 hours before it went detected it was only a 150 metres from a police station, and the case is just going to show, how the police and the intelligence services are being stretched right to their limits at the moment.
>> One of the women stabbed a police officer during the arrest before being shot and wounded. The 19 year old has been confirmed as the daughter of the owner of the vehicle. French media reporting that one of the women has pledge allegiance to Islamic States, this unconfirmed by Reuters.
Inside the Peugeot 607, six of the seven gas cylinders were full. Police sources say they found no detonator, but added that there were three jerry cans of diesel fuel in the vehicle. Militants have killed more than 230 people in attacks in France since January 2015.