Teen charged with planning terror attack
A French court remanded in custody a 16-year-old girl accused of planning a jihadist attack in a country on edge following a series of brutal terror assaults, a judicial source said. The teenager was charged with “criminal conspiracy with terrorists” and “provocation to committing terrorist acts using online communication”. Even at her young age, the “highly radicalised” girl was an administrator of a group on the encrypted messaging app Telegram. “She relayed numerous Islamic State group propaganda messages calling for attacks, and she also expressed her own intention of taking action,” a source said on August 8.