Policemen look at a car near a building in Boussy-Saint-Antoine south of Paris on Sept. 8, 2016 where female suspects, said to have been planning new acts of violence, were arrested. / AFP / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT
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French authorities have foiled an attack by three heavily radicalized women who were being guided by ISIS from Syria, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday.The three women, led by 19-year-old Ines Madani, were arrested south of Paris on Thursday.A car laden with gas cylinders found abandoned near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Sunday belonged to Madani's father and the keys were found in her possession.Clear links also emerged Friday between the women arrested and jihadist attacks in France this summer.France is on high alert after ISIS called on its followers to attack the country in revenge for air strikes on the group's bases in Syria and Iraq.ISIS has claimed responsibility for a string of attacks, including last November's coordinated bloodshed in Paris in which gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people.ISIS said the truck was driven by one of its followers.
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