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Suspected Islamist extremists arrested in Paris area

Latest update : 2008-12-16

Seven people suspected of close ties with "Islamist jihadist movements" were arrested in and around the French capital Paris on Tuesday. Their arrests were reportedly not related to the explosives found earlier in a Parisian department store.

AFP - Police arrested seven suspected Islamic extremists in Paris on Tuesday who are believed to have links to groups that send fighters to Iraq, police officials said.
   
French intelligence officers and anti-terrorist police first arrested a young Frenchman who had converted to Islam and then hauled in six people he associated with, the sources said.
   
The arrests were not connected to an incident Tuesday in which police found dynamite in a Paris department store after an unknown group threatened attacks unless France pulls its troops out of Afghanistan, officials said.

Date created : 2008-12-16

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