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Feb 5, 2013 Comments Off spratico

BBC-French anti-terror police have arrested four suspects in the Paris region in a crackdown on Islamist militant networks operating in west Africa.

Three of those detained are Franco-Congolese and the fourth is from Mali, a police source told France’s AFP news agency.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls warned of jihadist networks planning attacks in France or seeking recruits there.

The French military is engaged against Islamist militants in Mali.

Few details of the arrests were given but Mr Valls said they were connected to the arrest of “an individual a few months ago on the border between Mali and Niger”.

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