French police Friday took under custody two men as part of an investigation into the killing of three Kurdish women in Paris last week, French police and judicial sources said, confirming a report by France's BFM television.
The French television said the men, born in 1974 and 1982, were close to the slain women, and a police source speaking to Agence France-Presse cited "a serious lead".
The police source said one of the detainees might have been the driver of one the three slain women, adding that the men under custody lived in a suburb north of Paris, Anadolu Agency reported.
The Three Kurdish women were found dead on January 9 at the Information Center for Kurdistan, reportedly shot in the head in what appeared to be an execution-style killing.
One of the victims was identified as Sakine Cansiz, a co-founder of the terrorist PKK organization.
The murders coincided with ongoing talks between Turkish intelligence officials and PKK's jailed leader, Abdullah Ocalan, in a bid to disarm the terrorist group.
PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization also by the United States and the European Union.
The conflict between PKK and Turkish troops has cost thousands of lives since 1984.