France: Investigators probe web of terror links as search for suspect continues

France: Investigators probe web of terror links as search for suspect continues

New claims emerged Saturday linking one of the Charlie Hebdo attackers in France with the so-called underwear bomber, who sought to bring down a plane over Detroit in 2009.

The revelation — which has not been confirmed by officials — comes as French investigators seek to piece together the web of connections between three suspects killed Friday as two sieges came to a bloody end, and as the country comes to terms with three days of terror that left 17 victims dead.

The suspects killed were brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, authors of Wednesday’s deadly attack on the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo; and Amedy Coulibaly, suspected in the death of a French policewoman Thursday and the shootings and hostage-taking at a kosher supermarket Friday.

A woman also wanted over the policewoman’s shooting, named as HayatBoumeddiene, is still at large.

Investigators in France and the United States have been looking for evidence tying the Kouachi brothers to associates in terror networks such as al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate and ISIS.

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