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4 held over ties to terrorist Coulibaly

Four people have been detained over their connections to one of the jihadists who carried out the Paris attacks in January, a judicial source says.

The four are said to be friends with Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four people at a Jewish supermarket and a policewoman during the January 7-9 attacks.

Europe 1 radio reports that one of those detained was a policewoman posted at Rosny-sous-Bois just outside Paris who converted to Islam two years ago. She was suspended from her duties in early February.

She was detained along with her boyfriend, a man said to have been close to Coulibaly and who is also wanted on separate drug charges.

Phone records indicate he was in close proximity to Coulibaly shortly before the attack on the supermarket. Le Canard Enchaine, a weekly paper, said the man may have had access to his girlfriend’s police barracks at Rosny.

— AFP

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