Three of nine terror detainees released in France

29th September 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Sept 29 (AFP) - Three of nine people detained in a round-up of suspected Islamic militants on Monday have been released without charge, French officials said Thursday.

PARIS, Sept 29 (AFP) - Three of nine people detained in a round-up of suspected Islamic militants on Monday have been released without charge, French officials said Thursday.

They include two people who happened to be at the homes of targeted suspects at the time of the raids in towns west of Paris. The third person is the wife of M'Hamed Benyamina, who was detained in Algeria earlier his month and whose testimony under questioning led to the arrests.

Police have till Friday morning to decide whether to bring the remaining six before an anti-terrorist judge.

Meanwhile investigators said that at least one of the detainees had confirmed Benyamina's admission that attacks were under consideration in Paris.

The suspects are believed to be members of the Algerian Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) which earlier this month issued a threat against France on the Internet, officials said.

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