Paris prosecutor, Francois Molins, says the twelve suspects currently being held by authorities could be detained for a further six days, if necessary.
French anti-terror police investigating suspected radical Islamists have found weapons and bomb-making materials in a garage near Paris. Authorities searched a building in the town of Torcy where they found a shotgun, a revolver, bags of potassium nitrate, sulphur and a pressure cooker.
A dozen suspects rounded up in raids over the weekend will he held for questioning for a further 24 hours
– Francois Molins, Paris prosecutor
We are clearly confronted with an extremely dangerous terror network. It is essential to extend their stay in custody... These are all products used to make what we call improvised explosives.
The Jewish community in France has faced a series of attacks in recent months.
Police in Paris have found bomb-making material and arms, Reuters news agency reported.
The existence of a "dangerous" Islamist network is suspected, the Paris prosecutor has said.