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Woman faces Paris judge in probe of female 'terror commando'

  • A French police officer patrols in front of Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Friday Sept. 9, 2016. A failed attack involving a car loaded with gas canisters near Notre Dame Cathedral was spearheaded a group of women that included a 19-year-old whose written pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State group was found by police, a security official said Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    A French police officer patrols in front of Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Friday Sept. 9, 2016. A failed attack involving a car loaded with gas canisters near Notre Dame Cathedral was spearheaded a group of women that included a 19-year-old whose written pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State group was found by police, a security official said Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • A French police officer patrols in front of Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Friday Sept. 9, 2016. A failed attack involving a car loaded with gas canisters near Notre Dame Cathedral was spearheaded a group of women that included a 19-year-old whose written pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State group was found by police, a security official said Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    A French police officer patrols in front of Notre Dame cathedral, in Paris, Friday Sept. 9, 2016. A failed attack involving a car loaded with gas canisters near Notre Dame Cathedral was spearheaded a group of women that included a 19-year-old whose written pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State group was found by police, a security official said Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)  (The Associated Press)

  • Paris Prosecutor, Francois Molins, right, flanked with Director of the Judicial Police, Mireille Ballestrazzi, left, addresses the media in Paris, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. A failed attack involving a car loaded with gas canisters near Notre Dame Cathedral was spearheaded by a group of women that included a 19-year-old whose written pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State group was found by police, a security official said Friday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Paris Prosecutor, Francois Molins, right, flanked with Director of the Judicial Police, Mireille Ballestrazzi, left, addresses the media in Paris, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. A failed attack involving a car loaded with gas canisters near Notre Dame Cathedral was spearheaded by a group of women that included a 19-year-old whose written pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State group was found by police, a security official said Friday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)  (The Associated Press)

A 29-year-old woman whom authorities allege is part of a female "terrorist commando" that tried to carry out an attack near Notre Dame Cathedral is going before a judge for preliminary charges.

The Paris prosecutor's office said the woman, identified as Ornella G., was appearing before an anti-terrorism judge on Saturday.

Prosecutor Francois Molin says the woman's fingerprints were found in a car loaded with gas canisters discovered Sunday near Notre Dame. She was arrested Tuesday with a companion near the southern city of Orange.

Molins said Friday the investigation of the aborted attack has led to the dismantling of a "terrorist commando of young women" aligned with the Islamic State group.

Three other women were arrested Thursday night near Paris, including the 19-year-old daughter of the vehicle's owner.