Notre Dame car bombing: all-female jihadist cell jailed for failed cathedral attack

Two women with ties to Islamist militants sentenced to at least 25 years for unsuccessful 2016 atttack

Two women with Islamist militant ties who tried to set off a crude car bomb outside Notre Dame cathedral three years ago each have been sentenced to at least 25 years in jail.

They were among five members of an all-female jihadist cell, aged between 22 and 42, who were arrested after a car packed with seven gas cylinders was found parked near the bustling esplanade in front of the Paris cathedral in September 2016.

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